December 4, 2023

As nifty (and costly) because the iPhone 14 Professional Max could also be, it apparently retained a lot of the inside design and isn’t fairly as simply repaired as different fashions of the iPhone 14.

The cool cats at iFix, who posted a full teardown of the iPhone 14 Professional fashions, mentioned these models stay as troublesome to restore as earlier iPhones, particularly the rear glass panel. Changing this prices $549 from Apple, reflecting the labor-intensive course of.

Each the corporate’s weblog publish and teardown video revealed a curious plastic spacer inside the previous SIM area. They think about what Apple may do to make use of this area, corresponding to including a Micro SD card — which appears inconceivable, provided that there has by no means been a SD card slot in any iPhone.

iFixit has but to supply an opinion as to the place the satellite tv for pc antenna is throughout the new iPhone, however has guess that it might be situated on a backside part close to the 5G mmWave patch antenna.

On September 15, a teardown of the iPhone 14 Professional Max confirmed some inside redesigns. The proximity sensor has moved beneath the display screen, and the TrueDepth digicam has been barely repositioned for the Dynamic Island. A steel plate with graphite pads is a part of a brand new warmth dissipation system on the iPhone 14 Professional Max.

iFixit granted the iPhone 14 Professional and iPhone 14 Professional Max a repairability rating of six out of ten, the identical as its predecessor, the iPhone 13 Professional Max.

Keep tuned for added particulars as they change into out there.

Through AppleInsider and iFixit