A brand-new teardown of the iPhone 15 makes use of a microscope to spotlight what’s tucked away beneath the shell of Apple’s flagship smartphone.
Yearly, iFixit does teardowns of Apple’s yearly iPhone releases. This yr is a bit of totally different, due to a partnership with Evident Scientific. The teardown now consists of footage from a DSX1000 microscope, permitting viewers to get an up shut and private have a look at the within of the iPhone 15.
As iFixit notes, the within of the iPhone 15 would not look too dissimilar from the within of an iPhone 14.
The video notes that the microphone on the bottom iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus allegedly is now reparable in-store. Nonetheless, that doesn’t appear to be the case for the iPhone 15 Professional lineup.
When eradicating the battery, they uncover it encompasses a new message that reads “Warning: Educated Technician Serviceable solely.”
When it comes time to disassemble the digital camera module, they showcase the 48-megapixel picture sensor. They be aware that regardless that the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Professional each have a 48-megapixel digital camera, the quad-pixel buckets within the base iPhone 15 mannequin are 22% smaller. This leads to worse efficiency in low-light settings.
The logic board appears to be simpler to restore this yr. Typically, the logic board have to be accessed by eradicating the display screen, however on the iPhone 15, the brackets that maintain the board are additionally accessible from the again.
They wrap up the video by giving the iPhone 15 a preliminary 4 out of 10 reparability rating. That is largely resulting from Apple’s tendency to pair components with software program parts, limiting which components can be utilized to make repairs.