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First iPhone 11 Pro Max teardown appears on YouTube

What you need to know

  • An iPhone 11 Pro Max has been taken apart for the first time.
  • The new, larger battery clocks in at 3,969 mAh.
  • A new rectangular logic board is also used.

It may not go on sale until Friday, September 20th but one iPhone 11 Pro Max has already been disassembled in the name of science. And in the process it confirmed a few things we've been hearing in recent days.

The video, posted to YouTube by DChannel, shows the latest, largest iPhone in all its glory. Guts and all.

A recent TENAA filing told us that the iPhone 11 Pro Max would have a 3,969 mAh battery and sure enough we now know that is definitely the case. That's significantly larger than the iPhone XS Max's 3,174 mAh battery which explains the increase of a whole five hours battery life.

Rumors also had the new iPhone using a rectangular logic board rather than the L-shaped one of recent devices. We now know that is absolutely the case, with the new part laid out in the video. We also get a closer look at the new cameras, too.

Unfortunately for us the video is described in Vietnamese, but as the folks at 9to5Mac point out, it's only a matter of time before the iFixit team takes its own iPhone apart as well.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.