First iPhone 13 teardown reveals larger battery and redesigned interior

A leaker has just shared new images offering us a first look inside Apple’s new iPhone 13. As per the images, the smartphone features a redesigned interior with a larger battery and a smaller Taptic Engine being the most significant changes.

Apple’s iPhone 13 lineup was unveiled on September 14 alongside a new iPad, iPad mini, and Apple Watch Series 7. The lineup features a powerful new A15 chip, battery life improvements, improved camera systems with Cinematic Mode, storage bumps, and more.

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iPhone 13 teardown shows revamped internal components

As shipping notifications for the iPhone 13 lineup have started to arrive, with the smartphone expected to arrive on Friday, prolific leaker Sonny Dickson already received and partially disassembled a device. Images shared by Dickson on Twitter offer us our first look inside of ‌iPhone 13‌.

As per the images, which are likely of iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 mini, Apple has made the Taptic Engine smaller on this year’s iPhone. The move was likely made to increase iPhone 13’s battery life by freeing up internal space for a larger battery. iPhone 13 mini lasts 2.5 hours more than iPhone 12, while iPhone 13 mini lasts 1.5 hours more than iPhone 12 mini. Apple has also changed the orientation of the A15 Bionic chip. The chipset now rests horizontally instead of vertically.

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Apple has made iPhone 13’s notch 20% smaller compared to its predecessors but slightly taller. For the smaller notch, Apple moved the front-facing camera to the left side of the TrueDepth camera. The dot matrix projector now sits to the left of the camera instead of on the right. The earpiece has also been moved to the top bezel.

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