In its latest teardown video, iFixit took aside an iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, and discovered that the gadgets look fairly related to one another on the inside. The shows are interchangeable, iFixit discovered, and so are the 10.78 Wh batteries.
When they eliminated the digital camera protect on the iPhone 12, iFixit discovered a plastic spacer the place the iPhone 12 Pro has its telephoto lens and LiDAR sensor. Both gadgets have 12 MP large and ultra-wide cameras.
iFixit additionally examined an X-ray (courtesy of Creative Electron) of the insides of the telephones, which present the MagSafe wi-fi charging array. The X-ray of the iPhone 12 Pro seems to have a black border, however it’s the chrome steel body (the iPhone 12 has an aluminum body).
As for a repairability rating, iFixit gave the iPhone 12s a 6 out of 10; the gadgets have a whole lot of screws to maintain monitor of while you’re tinkering (which iFixit notes is healthier than glue), and the improved waterproofing could make some repairs tougher, however will cut back the probability of needing to restore water injury. The greatest draw back is the glass on the entrance and again of each gadgets, iFixit mentioned, which will increase the possibilities the telephones can be broken if dropped.
Check out iFixit’s full iPhone and iPhone 12 teardowns right here, and The Verge critiques under.