This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
The iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro have just been released worldwide, and yesterday's iPhone 12 teardown video was quickly followed by the iPhone 12 Pro's, revealing a number of new facts.
The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12's internal structure and part composition are almost identical. Both share the same L-shaped logic board, a downsized Taptic Engine (which provides vibration for haptic feedback), and even Qualcomm's X55 modem chip.
The noticeable difference between the two is that the iPhone 12 Pro has three cameras and a LiDAR Scanner and connector. The latter is absent on the iPhone 12, and you can see in the video that the empty space is filled with a non-functional plastic mold.
And as for the battery, both models have the same 2815 mAh capacity, which confirms that the battery life is the same catalog specs. Back in July, some clues were found that the Pro model had a capacity of 2775 mAh, but it was eventually settled on 2815 mAh.
Apple, as usual, hasn't disclosed the battery capacity of the new iPhones, but here are the numbers for each model confirmed at the time of writing (the unreleased iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini are revealed from a Brazilian certification agency database).
iPhone 12 mini - 2227 mAh
iPhone 12 - 2815 mAh
iPhone 12 Pro - 2815 mAh
iPhone 12 Pro Max- 3687 mAh
These are all below the battery capacity of the iPhone 11 series. For the Pro model, it is assumed that the battery size had to be reduced to make room for 5G-related components, LiDAR Scanner, and other camera components.
Some analysts said that the only difference between the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 was the camera, which is exactly what was visualized by the teardown (although there is a 2GB difference in RAM capacity). The price difference between the two models is $150 for the same amount of storage space, but it might be a reasonable "camera and RAM increase cost".
Source: 艾奥科技 (YouTube)
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