Apple recently launched its own iPhone 12 smartphone series in the world. At launch, it revealed some features of the devices, but as always, it didn’t reveal every detail on the phones spec sheet.
But like every year, iFixit teardown videos are here to give us a deeper look at the hardware that iPhone Apple houses within their elegant bezels. For now, iFixit has managed to get its hands on two of the four phones Apple launched earlier this month. The phones in question are i iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro.
Since the two phones essentially offer the same form factor as they are based on displays of the same size, iFixit has pulled the two apart in the same video. Due to the similarities in design, the two phones were given the same repairability score – 6/10 – which incidentally is also the score that iPhone 11 timed in terms of repairability.
Disassembly also shows that the two devices also share many of the parts, making them identical in several ways. The sharing of parts is such that iFixit also shows the displays of the two working phones even when swapped.
The similarities don’t end there. iFixit shows that the design internally is nearly identical again, with the iPhone 12 using a plastic spacer inside instead of a LiDAR sensor to keep the overall form factor identical.
Apart from that, the two phones also share the Taptic Engine, whose iFixit notes are identical between files iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. The teardown video also shows that Apple ditched the L-shaped battery design used in phones earlier and this year. Instead, it opted for a more generic rectangular battery, which iFixit says may be due to cost-saving attempts, but while there are many similarities, there are some differences between the two devices. The biggest here is obviously the camera module like the iPhone 12 Pro has an extra sensor. Furthermore, the two phones also differ from each other when it comes to the RAM available on the device.
In the video, it claims that Apple uses a 4GB Micron LPDDR4 RAM chip on iPhone 12 and 6 GB up iPhone 12 Pro. In the disassembly, moreover, the presence of the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55M 5G modem and Samsung storage.
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pros offer the same form factor and design as they are built around a similar display.
- iPhone 12 and iPhone The 12 Pro teardown video was uploaded by iFixit.
- Disassembly shows many similarities between the two devices.
- The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro shares a lot of hardware between them.