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iFixit Tearing Down New iPhone 11 Pro Live on YouTube
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.