Apple this week announced the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro families. Pre-orders started last Friday and the first orders will reach customers tomorrow, September 16th.
However, some people already have iPhone 14 models in their hands. Thanks to that, now we can take a first look at the internals of an iPhone 14 Pro Max.
The video was shared by YouTube channel PBKreviews and gives us 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 turned off, but there are some noticeable differences inside.
When you remove the screen, you can already see most of the internal components of the new iPhone. The layout of most components is quite similar to the iPhone 13 Pro Max. There is a large L-shaped battery and logic board on the left with a new cover engraved with “A16 Bionic”.
This new logic board cover is actually a metal plate with graphite pads that transfer and dissipate heat. Apple said during the keynote that All iPhone 14 models have better thermal system to keep high performance longer, and now we know how this system works.
What’s really different about this year’s Pro models is the TrueDepth camera, which consists of the Face ID sensors and the front camera. On this occasion, Apple put the proximity sensor under the screen, so that all components fit into an area 30% smaller than the notch on the iPhone 13 Pro.
The new TrueDepth camera module is actually much smaller, which allowed Apple to create the Dynamic Island. Speaking of cameras, the iPhone 14 Pro Max has three rear lenses just like its predecessor. However, this year’s Pro models feature a new 48MP wide-angle lens with a much larger sensor, and that’s clearly visible from the inside.
Other details include a closer look at the satellite connectivity module and the absence of a SIM card reader (but only on models sold in the US).