From iFixit they have taken an iPhone 15, they have disassembled it piece by piece, and on top of that, they have put it under the focus of a microscope to see in detail everything that this model hides in plain sight. From the operation of the Dynamic Island, to the battery, through all the sensors and motors. And of course, explaining the improvements that this phone has experienced in terms of repairability. If you want to know the details, in this post we will tell you about them.
The iPhone 15 Pro hides very interesting things inside. And not only that, but the fact of being able to have a completely different perspective of all the pieces and the operation of the electronics that it assembles, both inside and outside, means that as a whole, we have been able to discover very interesting results (and therefore what not to say, also pretty).
An iPhone under the microscope seems like something from another world
The first thing they show in the iFixit video is an initial disassembly. But what stands out most at first is the operation of the Dynamic Island pixels. Although it is not a very long fragment, you can see the individual movement of the pixels, to show us the images that we can later see at the top of the screen.
The video takes place with the disassembly of the device. First, the back part, and then, component by component, they reveal the secrets hidden inside. From the haptic motors, to the battery, to the cameras. And although iFixit gives it a 4 out of 10 in terms of ease of repair index, they emphasize that some improvements are “a great improvement for repair”, without having to go to an official store for it, and we can do it by ourselves.
Already under the microscope filter, they show the ease with which the adhesive can be removed from the batteries, and also the component that it has in the phone to be able to connect and power the entire device. They also notice a new message that is immersed in the lower rear part of it, which indicates that this component is better to be replaced by specialists, something that was not there before.
It is also observed in detail how the movement of the electromagnets of the Taptic Engine works, to carry out the different vibrations that we feel in the hand. And from the Taptic Engine we move on to the camera sensors, which also show us, under the microscope, how the image stabilizer works with the movement carried out by the electromagnets.
In the main camera they also focus on the 48 megapixel sensor, which is also placed under the eye of the microscope, and we can appreciate in detail the different points it has to later capture the images that we see on the screen. As a curious fact, they compare the size of the 48 Mpx sensor. of the iPhone 15 with that of the iPhone 15 Pro Max. “Despite the fact that the two sensors have the same resolution, the one on the iPhone 15 is 22% smaller than the one on the 15 Pro Max, which means lower performance in low light conditions.”