iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max are available for purchase already and we are now getting to see teardown videos of the same all over the web. Elekworld and iFixit (more on that in a bit, hang on!) on Youtube has in the highest ever detail performed teardowns of the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Max. Apple‘s new phones bring redesigned internals along with a bigger battery. The capacity of the 13 Pro Max battery is 4352 mAh (16.75Wh) at 3.85V.
For comparison, the iPhone 12 Pro Max from last year came with a 2,815mAh cell, and now we can see the 15% improvement this year indeed. The new L-shaped battery of the iPhone 13 Pro Max is manufactured by Huizhou Desay Battery Co., Ltd. The internals has been neatly arranged this time with the A15 Bionic proudly printed on the chipset. The face ID sensor has gotten smaller and has been redone.
As for the iPhone 13, a 3227mAh (12.41 Wh) at 3.84V unit made by Sunwoda Electronic Co., Ltd is seated inside. A new square-shaped Taptic Engine and the prominently labeled A15 Bionic chipset can be seen here. The smaller Face ID module helped reduce the size of the notch.
As for the internals, we can’t help but applaud Apple for such a neat arrangement inside. Also worthy of mention is how Apple actually makes screen repair and battery replacement easy. Just remove the two Pentalobe screws and take off the screen. Anyways, the smaller Face ID module, logic boards, and better shielding of components are noticeable here.
Third-party repairs are not an Apple thing entirely!
In contrast to the easy display and battery swap experience, third-party replacement parts do bring up the usual Apple non-genuine part warning in settings. Does this all defeat the easiness here? A definite YES. We really hope Apple comes in support of the right to third-party repair to better improve customer experience and that’s only actually going to reduce e-waste.
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With that being said, iFixit too recently did a live teardown of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The disassembly put light on a possible battery repair. Swapping the battery on the iPhone 13 Pro Max with another genuine Apple unit threw up the “Important Battery Message” saying “Unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine Apple battery”. This isn’t a user-friendly approach on Apple’s part and just makes things more convoluted to the end-user.