I can totally agree that a device’s performance is not affected by its repairability. But while you think that your device’s repairability has nothing to do with you, as you are not a professional repairer, the repairability of the device is very important when you run into a hardware issue. For example, a Thunderbolt 3 port on your MacBook is not working due to a malfunction of the Intel JHL Controller, that’s a motherboard right there, equivalent to nearly 2000 bucks, unless the repairer can perform micro soldering (Apple won’t do that). And who’s paying that fee? You, of course. Your screen cracks, another couple hundred bucks. Your keyboard breaks, no coverage program, bam, more money spent. In the end, you are suffering too. Apple’s gimmick is that they make things so unrepairable that your repairing fee is basically the same as buying another device (a tad bit cheaper), or that they simply don’t repair, so you are forced to buy more devices, and the more you buy, the more money Apple makes out of you.
Possibly, the change of material to a near-transparent material will allow more light to pass through? So the backlighting system can be brighter? Just guessing
Didn't see the ROM module, is that on the back?
I like the iPhone 11 design because it is definitely more durable and has a longer battery life than the previous XR. Only two points I seriously don’t like about it, one is the screen bezel, it’s so thick that it’s really uncomfortable to look at. Another one is the camera design. It does look uglier than XR, and the Ultra-Wide Camera is a quite a bug, When you hold your iPhone 11 with both hands to take a picture, sometimes your left index finger (depends on how you hold your phone) gets into the bottom of the picture (if you’re using the UW Camera), which is annoying. If Apple had thought better about this, they should’ve swapped the positions of the two rear cameras. But overall, I think the iPhone 11 is still a small step forward in Apple’s phone industry as it does have improvements from nearly all aspects of its predecessor.
@ iFixit, a little teardown for the GPU package? Want to see its internal structure.
P.S. Curious about the power supply, do another teardown for that?
Does the speaker contain the 6-speaker-system and the 2 force-cancelling subwoofers like the 16-inch MBP? It’ll be cool if Apple had put such an advanced sound system into a “Pro“ tower.
This opening process seems similar to the AirPods 2 teardown. I don’t get how this AirPods Pro is rated IPX4, but the AirPods 2 isn’t. Some sort of gluey magic inside?
Apple stated that the AirPods Pro contained some sort of pressure device that can control the silicone ear tip, this can adjust the ear tip to fit perfectly into your ear. Possibly, this “awooo“ sound is made by releasing this pressure device? Just asking.
Definitely not worth it for the price. I’d rather buy a 11 Pro for a higher price. Google isn’t made for making for phones, this isn’t their area of expertise. This is why I think that this phone isn’t such a huge tech bump, unlike the 11 Pro, which was a giant leap for iPhone. Other than the 90Hz screen at higher resolution and the extra RAM, it is nothing comparable to 11 Pro. I used to hold high expectations for the Pixel series, this phone disappointed me.
Where are the microphones? Only see one black wire