Apple announced the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models this week. Pre-orders started last Friday and the first orders will reach customers on September 16. However, some lucky people have already got their hands on iPhone 14 models. Thanks to that, we now have a first-look teardown of the iPhone 14 Pro Max’s internals.

The teardown was shared by a YouTube channel PBKreviews, and it takes an in-depth look at what’s inside the new 14 Pro models. From the outside, the iPhone 14 Pro Max looks almost identical to the iPhone 13 Pro Max (at least when it’s off). But inside there are some noticeable differences.

What’s new inside the iPhone 14 Pro Max?

By removing the screen, it is now possible to see most of the internal components of the new iPhone. At a quick glance, the layout of most components is similar to the iPhone 13 Pro Max. There’s a large L-shaped battery and a logic board with a new cover with “A16 Bionic” engraved on the left.

This new logic board cover is actually a metal plate with graphite pads that transfer and dissipate heat. During the launch, Apple said that all iPhone 14 models have better thermal system to maintain high performance for longer, and now we know how this system works.

iPhone 14 Pro Max has an internal battery with a capacity of 4,323 mAh, as reported earlier. The component is slightly smaller than the iPhone 13 Pro’s 4,352 mAh battery. Of course, Apple claims that the new phones can be unplugged for longer thanks to the optimization of the A16 Bionic chip, which is now built on a 4-nanometer process.

But one thing that’s really different about this year’s Pro models is the TrueDepth camera, which includes Face ID sensors and a front-facing camera. This time, Apple placed the proximity sensor below the screen so that all the components fit into an area 30% smaller than the iPhone 13 Pro’s notch.

As we can see from the teardown, the new TrueDepth camera module is actually smaller, which allowed Apple to create Dynamic Island. Speaking of cameras, the iPhone 14 Pro Max has three rear lenses like its predecessor. However, this year’s Pro models have a new 48MP wide-angle lens with a larger sensor, which is evident from the inside.

More on iPhone 14 Pro Max teardown

Other teardown tidbits include a closer look at the satellite link module and the absence of a SIM card reader (only on US models). You can check out the full teardown below:

If you want to know more about the new iPhones before they hit stores this Friday, be sure to check it out first iPhone 14 Pro reviews. If you’re not planning to buy new phones, there are great discounts on previous generation iPhone models.

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