The iFixit team have a new teardown for the iPhone 13 Pro, finding that it has a huge battery and some small internal changes to the way the components are laid out to fit the smaller notch on the models. of this year.
First of all, the battery. After performing battery swap tests, on the iPhone 13 Pro, iFixit found its tests to be successful, but still received a warning notification. The L-shaped battery echoes the iPhone 12 Pro Max, iFixit notes:
This beefy L tops out at 11.97Wh against the 10.78Wh obelisk found in the iPhone 12 Pro (and non-Pro), but loses against the standard’s 12.54Wh rectangular cell. .
iFixit postulates that Apple was able to partially reduce the screen notch by moving the speaker from the back of the screen to the inside of the chassis. This makes it harder to replace the earpiece speaker, iFixit notes.
The iPhone 13 Pro is sealed with adhesive, like the iPhone 13 and some previous iPhones, and iFixit says the screen came off relatively easily.
The second part of iFixit’s iPhone 13 Pro teardown is coming soon. In the meantime, check out the rest of Part 1 here.