Apple this week announced the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro lines. Pre-orders started last Friday and the first orders will reach customers on September 16. However, some lucky people have already gotten their hands on iPhone 14 models. Thanks to that, we now have a teardown with a first look at the internals of an iPhone 14 Pro Max.
The disassembly was shared by the YouTube channel. PBK Reviews, and shows an in-depth look at what’s inside the new 14 Pro models. From the outside, the iPhone 14 Pro Max looks nearly identical to the iPhone 13 Pro Max (at least when it’s turned off). But there are some noticeable differences inside.
What’s new inside the iPhone 14 Pro Max?
By removing the screen, it is already possible to see most of the internal components of the new iPhone. Taking a quick look, the layout of most components looks pretty similar to the iPhone 13 Pro Max. There is a large L-shaped battery and logic board on the left with a new cover embossed with “A16 Bionic”.
This new logic board cover is actually a metal plate with graphite pads that transfer and dissipate heat. Apple said during the keynote that all iPhone 14 models have a better thermal system to maintain high performance for longer, and now we know how that system works.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max has an internal battery of 4,323 mAh capacity, as previously reported. The component is slightly smaller than the 4,352mAh battery in the iPhone 13 Pro. Of course, Apple claims that the new phones can stay unplugged for longer thanks to optimizations to the A16 Bionic chip, which is now based on the process of 4 nanometers.
But one thing that is really different in this year’s Pro models is the TrueDepth camera, which consists of the Face ID sensors and the front camera. This time, Apple placed the proximity sensor below the screen, so all the components fit into an area 30% smaller than the notch on the iPhone 13 Pro.
As we can see from the teardown, the new TrueDepth camera module is, in fact, much smaller, which allowed Apple to create Dynamic Island. Speaking of cameras, the iPhone 14 Pro Max has three rear lenses just like its predecessor. However, this year’s Pro models feature a new 48MP wide lens with a much larger sensor, and this is clearly visible from the inside.
More about the iPhone 14 Pro Max
Other teardown details include a closer look at the satellite connectivity module and the lack of a SIM card reader (only on models sold in the US). You can see the full teardown below:
If you want to know more about the new iPhones before they hit stores this Friday, be sure to check out the first reviews of the iPhone 14 Pro. And if you’re not planning on buying the new phones, there are great deals on older-generation iPhone models.
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