A new video has revealed our first look inside the iPhone 14 Pro Max, showing the L-shaped battery, updated display component placement, larger camera, and more, just days before the new iPhone 14 models are expected to start arriving to customers.
The initial disassembly was carried out 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 MacRumor previously reported, the battery is slightly smaller than last year.
The back of the iPhone 14 Pro Max’s Super Retina XDR display features a graphite film to help dissipate heat
According to Apple, it has made an internal design update for all iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models to better manage heat. While this disassembly doesn’t directly address what the changes are, there’s a metal plate covering the main motherboard that might be more optimized for heat dissipation. The graphite film on the back of the screen also helps to cope with the heat, as demonstrated in today’s demolition.
Take a closer look at the pill-shaped holes and cutouts as well as the new proximity sensor
Teardown also gives us a closer look at the updated notch replacement, which consists of pill-shaped holes and cutouts that are digitally combined in iOS to create Dynamic Island. For the first time on an iPhone, Apple has placed a proximity sensor under the display to free up space in the TrueDepth camera system and removed the notch in favor of a digitally created pill-shaped cutout.
On previous iPhones, the proximity sensor, which detects when the phone is placed on a table, in your pocket, or held during a phone call, is placed in a notch next to the component for Face ID.
The teardown also shows an updated rear camera, a closer look at the earpiece, and more. A more detailed disassembly of all iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models is expected to be completed in iFixit as soon as the device starts to reach the customer. iFixitTeardown will offer a more comprehensive understanding of what has changed internally in the latest iPhones.