Early iPhone 11 Pro Max Teardown Reveals New Motherboard and Battery Design

Today an early teardown of the iPhone 11 Pro Max shows the shape and size of the device’s new motherboard and battery.

According to Vietnamese website Di ??ng Vi?t‘s iPhone 11 Pro Max teardown, the phone has a rectangular logic board and not an L-shaped one like present in the iPhone XS Max. This compact, stacked design supposedly freed up space to fit in larger batteries and additional camera sensors inside the iPhone 11 series.

The new battery in the iPhone 11 Pro Max is the largest-ever released by Apple in an iPhone, and appears to include a slightly new manufacturing configuration: Where previous iPhone models sported multi-cell L-shaped batteries, this new model has just one single cell, and the battery is 3969 mAh, up from the 3174mAh in the iPhone XS Max.

Although the battery is still L-shaped, it’s more of a uniform unit now, unlike the iPhone XS Max’s cell. This is in line with rumours that alleged that the 2019 models will come with a single cell battery — apparently such a design allows the battery to hold more power and charge faster. However, the video clearly shows that the iPhone 11 Pro Max’s battery is thicker than its predecessors, which is presumably the reason why the phone is a bit bulkier.

The iPhone 11 Pro Max teardown clip also shows its triple camera module and the front components including the Face ID module that are housed inside of that prominent notch. We can expect to find a more thorough inspection of the internals when iFixit gets its hand on the newest iPhones, so we highly recommend that you wait patiently for that in-depth teardown.

For now, you can check out the entire Vietnamese-narrated clip below.

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