Yesterday, iFixit reviewed the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro to find out what the differences and similarities between Apple phones are this year.
After testing the screen resistance, now it’s time to dissect this year’s iPhones. Yesterday, ifixit scrutinized the iPhone 12 and 12 Promex during a long-term stream. Studies show that the two new Apple products are very similar to each other. This year, the iPhones are not only similar in appearance, but also in their hardware and internal components; So that their 10.78 watt-hour display and battery can be swapped with each other.
Ifixit then goes to the X-ray to capture the internal components of the iPhone, thereby determining the location of the charger magnet, and also points out that the iPhone 12 Pro in this photo has fuller bezels, which is why it has fuller edges. Stainless steel used in the Pro model frame.
One of the differences between the iPhone 12 and the Pro model is the camera structure; While the iPhone 12 Pro is equipped with a side sensor and telephoto lens, this sensor and lens are not common in the regular model.In terms of repairability, ifixit gave both phones a relatively good score of 6 out of 10, noting that both models used a large number of screws, which is better than using glue:
Removing and replacing the speaker is much easier than in previous years; Because there is no need to reuse the glue, which would make it dirty. Since the speaker must first be removed to replace the battery, it is a thoughtful design and a great success in repairability.According to iFixit, the display and battery of both phones are very similar; So that they can be exchanged together
This year’s iPhones have been upgraded from the standard 30-minute resistance at a depth of 2 meters to a 30-minute resistance at a depth of 6 meters. According to the iFixit expert, upgrading the water resistance level can make some parts difficult to repair; But on the other hand, it makes the device resistant to water penetration; In this way, the phone parts will be less vulnerable to water penetration.
According to the ifixit expert, the back and front glass can be the main weaknesses of this year’s iPhones and will cost a lot to repair.