The iPhone 8 may have been filled with the expected kit, but we can not wait to find out just how much Apple engineers had assembled the all-new iPhone X – and that do not disappoint. The excellent disassembly of iFixit finds a host of new strange components inside the biggest overhaul of the device in years.
From the beginning, there is an interesting and original choice to divide the battery into two parts: it mainly consists of making better use of the space remaining after the volume budgeting of the other parts. It always comes out as one piece, just a little more L-shaped than the usual rectangle.
Users will be happy to learn that the Lightning port has been strengthened. it is given a little more space and structure inside the phone body, which should prevent it from being used so quickly.
The series of front-facing cameras, essentially a first-generation miniaturized Kinect, does not have many surprises, but it's nice to see that there's a lot more to it. it comes out relatively easily and in one piece.
This is the logic that really impresses, however. When you take it out of its little spot, it looks like it's smaller than the iPhone 8. How could that be, if it has even more capabilities? It turns out that this particular logic board is double-sided.
Putting some pieces on the back of a board is not new, but it brings to another level. It is actually two very thin and dense logical maps, connected to a spacing map and to small tunnels through which data can travel.
By doing this, the logic board of the iPhone X manages to occupy 30% less space, while incorporating 35% more components. It's an admirable feat of miniaturization – but the flip side, so to speak, is that it puts a lot of electronic eggs in one basket. If something is wrong with a bit, you will need to replace the most complex mobile logic board ever created.
The good news is that the most common failure of iPhones – a cracked screen – is relatively simple to repair. This notch containing Face ID hardware is separated from the screen, so you can replace the glass without replacing the baby Kinect. The battery is also relatively easy to replace. Take care of the back panel, however: if it breaks, you will be stuck unless you really want to go out.
Image of the hotel: iFixit