iFixit: iPhone 13 Pro teardown shows redesigned internals, bigger batteries and more

Several days ago, we received our first look inside Apple’s new iPhone 13. As per the images, the model features a redesigned interior with a larger battery and a smaller Taptic Engine being the most significant changes. Now, iFixit has completed its customary teardown of Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro revealing some minor internal changes, revamped TrueDepth components, a bigger battery, and more.

iFixit iPhone 13 Pro teardown

iFixit conducts customary iPhone 13 Pro teardown

First, the battery. The 3,095mAh cell is rated at 11.97 watt-hours with a measured capacity of 12.11Wh compared to a 10.78Wh battery found in iPhone 12 Pro. The smartphone’s battery can be swapped, but doing so will trigger a warning notification. The battery capacities of the full iPhone 13 lineup were also revealed recently:

  • iPhone 13 mini: 2,406 mAh
  • iPhone 13: 3,227 mAh
  • iPhone 13 Pro: 3,095 mAh
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max: 4,352 mAh

iPhone 13 Pro battery

The Taptic Engine in iPhone 13 Pro appears smaller than iPhone 12 Pro’s but iFixit notes that it is actually thicker at 6.3 grams and 869.4 mm3 compared to 4.8 grams and 764.27 mm3 on the previous model.

To reduce the size of iPhone 13’s notch by 20%, Apple revamped the TrueDepth components by merging Face ID’s flood illuminator and dot projector into a single module. The earpiece speaker, previously fixed to the back of the display, now resides inside the chassis. This means that you will now have to pull the whole logic board out to swap a broken speaker.

iPhone 13 Pro notch

On the rear end of the device, iFixit notes that this year’s Pro-camera arrangement looks the same as iPhone 12 Pro but it is noticeably “beefier,” than last year’s lineup. This is likely due to the updated camera lens and sensors featured in iPhone 13 Pro that enable the smartphone to gather more light than previous iPhones.

iFixit has given the new iPhone 13 a repairability score of five, which is lower than iPhone 12’s score of six. This score measures how easy or difficult a device is to repair.

Check out the detailed teardown conducted by iFixit here.

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