What’s Inside The iPhone X: Teardown Finds Interesting Changes: The iPhone X is coming to the hands of customers, and iFixit has got a drive to expose what’s inside the device. They found a circuit board folded in half, two battery cells, and some more exciting details.
Specialists of iFixit, dedicated to performing this type of procedure to examine each element of the most popular smartphones in the world. Of the disarmed of the new ‘flagship’ of Apple called the notice to find that the battery was in form of ‘L’, composed by two modules.
The motherboard of the iPhone X occupies 70% of the area compared to the same component of the iPhone 8 Plus, leaving more room for battery:
Apple has prioritized making it simple to change the battery in the iPhone X and its screen. As in the iPhone 8, they want technicians to easily replace these two components that are usually the most required.
Does this mean that the iPhone X is easier to repair? Yes, but there is a but. And is that Apple tends to unite more and more components, so the lack of modularity makes the repairs confused.
The iPhone X won 6 out of 10 on the reparability index. But if you plan to spend up to $1,000 on a smartphone, you better not risk opening it on your own.