Video Offers First Look Inside iPhone 14 Pro Max With New Display, Larger Cameras, and More

A new video has revealed our first look inside the iPhone 14 Pro Max, showing an L-shaped battery, updated placements of display components, larger cameras, and more, just days ahead of when new ‌iPhone 14‌ models are expected to begin arriving to customers.

iphone 14 pro max teardown pkbreviews 1
The early teardown was done by PBKreviews and shows an internal design that looks similar to last year's iPhone 13 Pro Max but with a few changes. Like last year, the battery in this year's ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro Max is L-shaped, and as MacRumors previously reported, the battery is slightly smaller than last year.

iphone 14 pro max teardown pkbreviews 4

The back of the ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro Max's Super Retina XDR display showing a graphite film to help dissipate heat

According to Apple, it has made internal design updates to all models of the ‌iPhone 14‌ and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro to better manage heat. While this teardown doesn't allude directly to what those changes are, there is a metal plate that covers the main motherboard that may have been better optimized to dissipate heat. A graphite film on the back of the display also helps with heat, as shown in today's teardown.

iphone 14 pro max teardown pkbreviews 2

Closer look at the hole-punch and pill-shaped cutouts as well as the new proximity sensor

The teardown also gives us a closer look at the updated notch replacement, consisting of hole-punch and pill-shaped cutouts digitally merged within iOS to create the Dynamic Island. For the first time on iPhone, Apple has placed the proximity sensor under the display to free up space in the TrueDepth camera system and eliminate the notch in favor of the digitally created pill-shaped cutout.

On previous iPhones, the proximity sensor, which detects when the phone is flat on a table, in your pocket, or being held during a phone call, was housed in the notch alongside components for Face ID.

The teardown also shows the updated rear cameras, a closer look at the earpiece, and more. A more detailed teardown of all models of the ‌iPhone 14‌ and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro are expected to be completed by iFixit soon after the devices begin arriving to customers. iFixit's teardown will offer a more comprehensive understanding of what has changed internally on the latest iPhones.

Related Forum: iPhone

Popular Stories

iPhone 15 Pro Cameras

iPhone 17 Pro Max Will Be First Model to Feature Three 48MP Cameras

Thursday July 11, 2024 12:20 am PDT by
Next year's iPhone 17 Pro Max will feature an upgraded 48-megapixel Tetraprism camera for enhanced photo quality and zoom functionality, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In his n-iphone-tetraprism-upgrade-ca62dd37e364">latest investor note published to Medium, Kuo said the key specification change would be a 1/2.6" 48MP CIS sensor, up from the 1/3.1" 12MP sensor expected to be used...
Beyond iPhone 13 Better Blue Face ID Single Camera Hole

10 Reasons to Wait for Next Year's iPhone 17

Monday July 8, 2024 5:00 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone development roadmap runs several years into the future and the company is continually working with suppliers on several successive iPhone models simultaneously, which is why we sometimes get rumored feature leaks so far ahead of launch. The iPhone 17 series is no different – already we have some idea of what to expect from Apple's 2025 smartphone lineup. If you plan to skip...
iPhone 16 Pro Front Update Blue

iPhone 16 Pro Rumored to Support 40W Fast Charging and 20W MagSafe

Wednesday July 10, 2024 3:57 am PDT by
Apple's forthcoming iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will support 40W wired fast charging and 20W MagSafe charging, claims a rumor currently swirling around China. Right now, iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models are capable of up to 27W peak charging speeds with an appropriate USB-C power adapter, while official MagSafe chargers from Apple and authorized third parties can wirelessly charge...
prime day series 9

The Best Early Amazon Prime Day Deals on Apple Watch

Thursday July 11, 2024 8:11 am PDT by
Amazon Prime Day is just a few days away, but you can already get all-time low prices on multiple Apple Watch models right now. As with all early deals, there is a chance that these Apple Watch discounts get even steeper when Prime Day officially kicks off on July 16, but for right now they're still great discounts on each model. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you...

Top Rated Comments

t0rqx Avatar
24 months ago
Heat is becoming an issue. They need to work on that ASAP.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Azeroth1 Avatar
24 months ago
Overall this is the least excited I’ve been for a new iPhone in quite awhile. This upgrade year just feels off for some reason.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Coreymac84 Avatar
24 months ago

Overall this is the least excited I’ve been for a new iPhone in quite awhile. This upgrade year just feels off for some reason.
For you. Coming from an 11 Pro Max I'm pretty excited. I found the 12 and 13 to be even less interesting than this release, hence why I continued to wait (almost pulled the trigger on the ProMotion 13 though).
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JPack Avatar
24 months ago
Pretty sure iPhone 13 and older have a graphite sticker on the display as well. The metal plate over the logic board is new. What’s most interesting is the plastic spacer where the SIM slot is supposed to be.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
1BadManVan Avatar
24 months ago
Will be interesting to see how much better heat management it has to tackle the 2000 big screen outside in the sun lol
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
exoticSpice Avatar
24 months ago
Nice it has a graphite film. Hopefully iPhone 15 has a vapour chamber
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)