iFixit Tearing Down New iPhone 11 Pro Live on YouTube

Apple's iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max launched today, and repair site iFixit has picked up one of the new ‌iPhone 11 Pro‌ models to take apart for one of the site's traditional teardowns.

iFixit is doing this year's teardown live on YouTube, which everyone can follow right along to get a peek inside Apple's newest devices as they're pulled apart bit by bit.


iFixit's teardown is kicking off right at 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time, and it usually takes at least a few hours for the phones to be disassembled. We'll be following along and sharing highlights from the teardown below.

- There are two battery connectors in the ‌iPhone 11 Pro‌, which is a first for an iPhone. iFixit says that this might be a sign of bilateral wireless charging, a feature that did not launch.

- The display looks about the same as the display in the iPhone XS with a similar Face ID arrangement.

- The Taptic Engine is smaller than the Taptic Engine in the ‌iPhone XS‌. The ‌iPhone 11‌ and 11 Pro this year no longer feature 3D Touch, which could be a factor.

- - As far as water resistance goes, the adhesive and waterproofing techniques seem to be similar to the water resistance features on the ‌iPhone XS‌ Max, despite the improved rating. Both iPhones are IP68 water resistant, but the ‌iPhone 11 Pro‌ has been rated to 4 meters at 30 minutes, while the XS Max was rated to 2 meters at 30 minutes.

- There are three adhesive strips holding the battery in place, making it more difficult to remove.

- Cable routing is different in the ‌iPhone 11 Pro‌ compared to the ‌iPhone XS‌. There's a new cable that goes down to the charging port.

- The wireless coil in the ‌iPhone 11 Pro‌ looks the same as the charging coil in the ‌iPhone XS‌.

- The battery is 11.6whr and appears to be thicker than the battery in the ‌iPhone XS‌, which is in line with rumors.

iFixit has ended its live teardown and plans to go into more detail in an ‌iPhone 11 Pro Max‌ teardown that's coming later today.

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12 weeks ago


so for an extra millimeter or two the battery could've been larger and that lens bump would be non existent.


My iPhone rocks. But only when it’s flat on a table.
Rating: 12 Votes
12 weeks ago
so for an extra millimeter or two the battery could've been larger and that lens bump would be non existent.
Rating: 11 Votes
12 weeks ago


Exactly my thought. Most people I know would not mind 1 or 2 mm more if that meant no bump and more battery life.

Guys. It literally has 4-5 HOURS more battery than the XS models. What are you complaining about?
Rating: 10 Votes
12 weeks ago
I'd rather watch this than an unboxing video.
Rating: 9 Votes
12 weeks ago


This thing is ridiculous looking. AAPL needs to get their head out of their (you know what) on design. Horrible.

Looks good to me and a bunch of other people based on the long lines at Apple stores.
Rating: 8 Votes
12 weeks ago


so for an extra millimeter or two the battery could've been larger and that lens bump would be non existent.

And the phone would be even heavier, and the Android mob would call it a "beast of a brick phone"

We got a significant battery boost this time around, and the lens bump is seriously a non-issue.
Rating: 5 Votes
12 weeks ago


so for an extra millimeter or two the battery could've been larger and that lens bump would be non existent.


Exactly my thought. Most people I know would not mind 1 or 2 mm more if that meant no bump and more battery life.
Rating: 5 Votes
12 weeks ago
The water rating is completely meaningless. Just like the screen contrast. Two meaningless numbers they doubled to give the impression of progress and pad out the improvements list.
Rating: 5 Votes
12 weeks ago


Exactly my thought. Most people I know would not mind 1 or 2 mm more if that meant no bump and more battery life.


Tell that to the millions on MacRumors complaining about the XR thickness compared to the XS.
Rating: 4 Votes
12 weeks ago


Exactly my thought. Most people I know would not mind 1 or 2 mm more if that meant no bump and more battery life.

It depends if the phone was heavier. No thank you to a heavier phone.
Rating: 3 Votes

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