iPhone 12 Pro Max teardown reveals a truly huge main camera

It’s no secret that Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max boasts a larger main camera, but it’s now clear just how enormous that sensor really is. iFixit has posted a teardown of the iPhone 12 Pro Max that illustrates the camera size in vivid detail. While the cam itself is visibly larger, it’s the sensor-shift stabilization that puts it over the top — the full unit makes the regular 12 Pro’s main shooter look dainty by comparison. Apple might have needed to make “compromises” to stuff that camera into the smaller phone, iFixit said.



a hand holding a cell phone: Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max teardown with camera removed


Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max teardown with camera removed

Many other parts are larger, too. It’s not surprising that the battery is the largest for any current iPhone at 14.13Wh (albeit smaller than the 15.04Wh from the 11 Pro Max). However, the speaker and Taptic Engine are also huge, at least compared to the compact parts inside

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Teardown shows iPhone 12 Pro Max’s enlarged camera module

The latest teardown of the iPhone 12 Pro Max has revealed just how different the camera system is to the one used in the iPhone 12 Pro, with the physically larger sensor and OIS mechanism resulting in a much bigger camera module package.

Following after other customary teardowns of the other iPhone models, the latest examination by iFixit reveals there are still a few differences in the model compared to dismantling the iPhone 12 Pro. The larger body gave Apple the opportunity to do things a little differently, given the extra internal space available to it.

The most important change is with the camera module, which is physically larger than the one found in the iPhone 12 Pro due to Apple changing one of the sensors. The iPhone 12 Pro Max’s wide-angle sensor is 47% larger than in the Pro while remaining the same resolution, allowing the larger

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The latest teardown from iFixit shows how huge the iPhone 12 Pro Max camera is

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is Apple’s biggest iPhone ever, with a 6.7-inch display that boasts a camera system our reviewer called “one of the most confident smartphone cameras.” In its latest teardown, iFixit shows how big this impressive camera actually is compared to other iPhones.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max camera is quite large
iFixit

The primary wide-angle sensor “dwarfs the iPhone 12’s sensor,” iFixit says, coming in around 47 percent larger. But it has the same 12 MP resolution as the smaller model. The 12 Pro Max’s sensor-shift image stabilization system— found on most DSLR cameras— adds bulk to the large main camera, iFixit found.

The 12 Pro Max’s L-shaped battery is the largest among all current iPhone models, weighing in at 14.13Wh, compared to the 8.57Wh in the mini and the 10.78 Wh in the 12 and 12 Pro. But iFixit notes that’s actually slightly smaller than

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See inside the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro in iFixit’s latest teardown video

In its latest teardown video, iFixit took apart an iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, and found that the devices look pretty similar to each other on the inside. The displays are interchangeable, iFixit found, and so are the 10.78 Wh batteries.



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a close up of electronics: The iPhone 12 is on the left, the iPhone 12 Pro is on the right.


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The iPhone 12 is on the left, the iPhone 12 Pro is on the right.

When they removed the camera shield on the iPhone 12, iFixit found a plastic spacer where the iPhone 12 Pro has its telephoto lens and LiDAR sensor. Both devices have 12 MP wide and ultra-wide cameras.

iFixit also examined an X-ray (courtesy of Creative Electron) of the insides of the phones, which show the MagSafe wireless charging array. The X-ray of the iPhone 12 Pro appears to have a black border, but it’s the stainless steel frame (the iPhone 12 has an aluminum

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Early iPhone 12 Teardown Features Smaller Taptic Engine, Magnet Ring and L-Shaped Logic Board

The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro are set to be delivered to customers this Friday, but there are already a few out in the wild. Leaker DuanRui this morning shared a video featuring a short teardown of the new ‌iPhone 12‌, giving us a quick look at the internals.


In the video, the ‌iPhone 12‌ is taken apart component by component, with comparisons to corresponding iPhone 11 parts provided. The new ‌iPhone 12‌ has an L-shaped logic board, which we initially saw in a leak in May. The ‌iPhone 12‌ logic board isn’t identical to the leaked logic board, so that leaked version is likely from another one of the ‌iPhone 12‌ models.


The logic board is longer than the logic board that was used in the ‌iPhone 11‌, and it has the aforementioned L design rather than just

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