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The Max Taptic Engine sports a little black plastic sidecar. What for, you ask? It could help support the display, or maybe it's an extra battery bumper. Either way, it's unusual to find anything in an iPhone that seemingly just fills "unused" space—but not unprecedented.
Apple’s engineers seem satisfied enough with the battery capacity to give the Taptic Engine and speaker more room to boom. Compared to the mini, these bits are maxssive.