Teardown images give us a peek at iPhone X innards and its L-shaped battery

The iPhone X goes on sale today and large queues have already formed in front of multiple Apple Stores around the world. Heck, even black market prices are nearing the $3,000-mark, which is crazy no matter how you look at it.

While we will have to wait for a while before we get treated to a full teardown of the snazzy new iOS device, but an early disassembly originating from the depths of mainland China is here, allowing us to take a glance at the iPhone X's innards and its L-shaped battery.

For starters, the iPhone X looks quite similar to just about any recent iPhone from the inside, but there are a few rather notable differences. Probably the most glaring one is the battery, which is not a single entity, but rather comprises two units with a total capacity of 2,715mAh positioned in an L-shape.

That was feasible due to the fact that Apple successfully shrunk the logic board: it's almost twice as small as the one in the iPhone 8 Plus, which is quite the feat. Its miniaturized state has allowed for more battery to be crammed into a body that's ever-so slightly larger than a regular iPhone 8. As a comparison, the latter only has a 1,821mAh batery unit.

There also seems to be а bit more water-proofing foam inside the device, which doesn't explicitly mean the iPhone X will be more water-proof than, say, the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus. As a reminder, all of Apple's latest devices are IP67-certified, which means up to 1 meter for no longer than 30 minutes.

You can check out the insides of the iPhone X right below.

source: MyFixGuide

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. Shubham412302

Posts: 569; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

They should rather put headphone jack instead of that huge taptic engine.

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3127; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

3. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

still those morons unable to fit 3000mah battery

10. WingMan unregistered

Meanwhile the 2013 LG G2 is smaller, has a bigger battery and a headphone jack.

8. DellB

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

1. There is no L-Shaped battery. Just two batteries. 2. Apple didn't shrink down the logic board. They contracted a company who supplies them with a stacked logic board.

12. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

15. DellB

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Hahahahahahahahahaha. So funny! iphonearena.com

9. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

No, they shouldn't!

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3127; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

And still smaller battery capacity than S8. Separating battery to smaller part and shape it according to logic board is common in tablet, convertible, ultrabook and other gadget, nothing new here. (mbp battery looks more weirderhttps://i.imgur.com/5YYCYbN.jpg )

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea but it's an amazing rest of engineering that they shrunk the main board. No one has been able to do that in a million years. It's AMAZING!!!!

5. sachouba

Posts: 266; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

It sounds like putting a 2700 mAh battery inside a smartphone the size of the iPhone X is a feat... whereas all other manufacturers, which make smartphones with a comparable size manage to integrate 3000 or even 3200 mAh batteried (Xiaomi Mi 4s/5/6, Galaxy S8...).

7. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

To be fair iPhones have huge badass taptic engine that no other phone has or has to deal with finding space for. Also A11 is one huge processor and its actually bigger than all of other current mobile processors.

11. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Not sure what's so "badass" about it, didn't feel any noticeably different from my OnePlus One in my friend's iPhone 7 when setting it up...

14. mikehunta727 unregistered

Can confirm. Taptic engine is currently the best vibration motor in a phone hands down still

16. Chidoro

Posts: 168; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

Bunch of ingenious engineers trolling a message board, who'd have thunk it

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