The team at iFixit has another teardown of the iPhone 13 Pro, finding that it has a massive battery and some minor internal changes to the component layout to accommodate the smaller notch on this year’s models. .
First, the battery. After running battery swap tests on the iPhone 13 Pro, iFixit found its tests passed, but still got a warning message. The L-shaped battery mirrors the iPhone 12 Pro Max, notes iFixit:
This chunky L comes in at an expected 11.97 Wh compared to the 10.78 Wh obelisk in the iPhone 12 Pro (and non-Pro), but loses out to the standard’s 12.54 Wh rectangular cell.
iFixit states that Apple was able to partially reduce the notch in the screen by moving the earpiece speaker from the back of the screen into the chassis. It does make replacing the earphone speaker more difficult, notes iFixit.
The iPhone 13 Pro is sealed with glue, like the iPhone 13 and some previous iPhones, and iFixit says the screen came off relatively easily.
Part two of iFixit’s iPhone 13 Pro teardown is coming soon. In the meantime, check out the rest of part one here.