iPhone X teardown is tough to watch – but innards are very revealing

You have to be brave to take apart a brand-new iPhone X given its hefty £1000 price tag, but that’s what YouTuber Zack Nelson has done.

On his channel JerryRigEverything, Nelson decided to teardown Apple’s most expensive handset to date, uncovering its innards and the engineering Cupertino has put into the iPhone X.

Nelson found that the battery pack is relatively easy to replace, but did discovered that rather than come as a single cell found in many smartphones, the Lithium-ion pack is made up of two cells to make clever use of space saving, though when removed the battery comes out as one piece.

But the more interesting part of the teardown is the exposure of a very dense logic board that has allowed Apple to squeeze in a load of components yet reduce the size of the board.

It’s now 30% smaller than the logic board found in the iPhone 8 Plus, yet manages to fit in 35% more components.

Apple has achieved this by effectively using both sides of the board through folding part of it over and soldering it together, effectively creating a stacked single logic board.

It would appear that the iPhone X is easier to carry out basic repairs on than previous iPhones, though one needs to have the right skills to do so. That being said Apple charges extortionately high prices for its repairs, so having some knowledge to be able to have a stab at repairs yourself may not be the worst idea.

All in all, the iPhone X looks to be a well-made smartphone with a solid dose of engineering prowess put into its internal design.

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