iPhone 15 Pro Max Disassembly
In a recent teardown, the experts at iFixit got their hands on Apple’s latest flagship model, the iPhone 15 Pro Max. What they found in the iPhone 15 Pro Max disassembly was a device that shares many internal similarities with its predecessor, the iPhone 14 Pro Max, but with some noteworthy updates.
One of the standout changes in the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s design is its frame. iFixit reported that the new frame design makes it easier to remove the rear glass panel. Despite the familiar internal layout, there were a few noteworthy changes in the camera department. While the main camera, ultra-wide angle lens, and front-facing camera remained unchanged, iFixit noted that only the telephoto and ToF cameras saw updates.
When it comes to the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s logic board, it closely resembles that of the iPhone 15 Pro. However, the teardown confirmed the presence of the A17 Pro chip, highlighting Apple’s commitment to advancing its proprietary silicon. Notably, the device is equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X70 modem, indicating Apple’s continued reliance on Qualcomm for modem technology.
Perhaps the most significant finding in iFixit’s teardown is the repairability score of 4 out of 10 given to the iPhone 15 Pro Max. This score reflects the challenges users and independent repair stores face when fixing Apple devices. The primary reason behind this low score is the practice of parts pairing, which restricts the ability to replace individual components without specialized equipment and authorization.