iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro inside: identical batteries, 18 magnets, water resistance and good maintainability

Immediately after the start of sales, iFixit specialists received brand new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro to disassemble and examine

"Stuffing" and assess maintainability.

What's inside

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro combined in onereview, since inside they are almost the same. The difference is that the iPhone 12 has a dual camera with a pair of 12-megapixel sensors, and the storage capacity of the flash drive is 64, 128 or 256 GB. The iPhone 12 Pro has a camera with three 12-megapixel sensors and a lidar, storage capacity - 128, 256 or 512 GB.


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But the batteries in smartphones, as confirmedin iFixit, the same, with a capacity of 10.78 Wh. By the way, they are not L-shaped, but rectangular. In general, the batteries are interchangeable here. However, so are the displays.


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Also interesting is the presence of 18 magnets attached to the back panel in the shape of a circle, which serve to fix the MagSafe charging.

Verdict

IFixit wrote in the pluses that the majoritycomponents are modular, so they are easy to replace. In this case, Apple mainly uses screws instead of glue, but you still need not get confused with their order. In addition, you will need some tools other than a standard screwdriver.


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An unambiguous minus is the glass front and back,which doubles the chance of damage from a fall. And if the back glass breaks, you have to remove all components and replace the entire case. Also, the repair is complicated by water protection. Reinforced waterproofing measures complicate some repairs, but make difficult repairs caused by water less likely.

As a result, the maintainability of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro received 6 points out of 10, and this is a good result for a modern smartphone.

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