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iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max All Feature Thicker and Heavier Single-Cell Batteries

In a production information sheet, Apple has confirmed the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max all feature single-cell batteries.

Last year, only the iPhone XS had a single-cell, L-shaped battery, with an iFixit teardown of the device revealing that Apple "notched" the internal corners of the battery to prevent undue stress from thermal expansion. iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR models are equipped with multi-cell L-shaped batteries.

Vietnamese website Di Động Việt today shared a seemingly legitimate teardown of the iPhone 11 Pro Max, revealing its single-cell, L-shaped battery. Consistent with Chinese regulatory filings, the battery has a capacity of 3,969 mAh, making it around 25 percent larger than the iPhone XS Max's battery.


The iPhone 11 Pro Max's battery is also noticeably thicker than the iPhone XS Max's battery to accomodate the increased capacity.

With the added thickness comes added weight. Apple's production information sheet says the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max batteries weigh 47, 48, and 65 grams, respectively, while the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max batteries measure in at 46, 41, and 50 grams, respectively.


iPhone 11 Pro Max battery on top, iPhone XS Max battery on bottom via Di Động Việt

The teardown also provides a first look at the iPhone 11 Pro Max's triple-lens rear camera lenses and other components. iFixit should have more comprehensive teardowns of all three new iPhones in the coming days.

Related Roundup: iPhone 11 Pro

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5 weeks ago
Now we are just waiting for someone to complain that the iPhone should be thinner...
Rating: 20 Votes
5 weeks ago
Thicker for more battery life. Apple must have been reading MacRumors comments :D
Rating: 6 Votes
5 weeks ago
More battery capacity is a step in the right direction.
Rating: 5 Votes
5 weeks ago
Have to make sure it's thick enough to accommodate USB-C next year.
Rating: 5 Votes
5 weeks ago
It's amazing that the batter is larger than the rest of the components put together. It says a lot about the state of technology.
Rating: 4 Votes
5 weeks ago
With batteries that thicc the iPhone be lookin like a snack
Rating: 4 Votes
5 weeks ago
With Ives gone now they can put bigger batteries erc.. and not shave mm every new phone
Rating: 3 Votes
5 weeks ago

FYI no one will ever use bilateral charging.


FYI....You’re Wrong:D

Think about it, if somebody can top off their Apple Watch or AirPods by using the bilateral charging with the phone, you’re telling others that wouldn’t use it? That’s a brilliant little feature that may not necessarily be a ‘game changer’, but would suffice for those travel or simply don’t have access to a Charger when they want the extra battery life for other devices. It has its potential for those who clearly will take advantage of this feature.
Rating: 3 Votes
5 weeks ago
Someone tried the new faceID angles?
Rating: 3 Votes
5 weeks ago

With Ives gone now they can put bigger batteries erc.. and not shave mm every new phone

don't know if you are joking but if you recall the Samsung trial, the discovery documents show that iPhones are on a 3 year R&D cycle - that Iphone 11 was finalized 2 years ago and Ives was still there - I don't think he cares either way.
Rating: 2 Votes

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