Following its iPhone 12 and 12 Pro teardowns, iFixit has shared its teardown of the iPhone 12 mini, offering a have a look at the similarities and variations between the small kind issue smartphone and its bigger siblings in Apple’s iPhone 12 sequence.
The very first thing that is evident from the iPhone 12 mini teardown is the smaller 8.57 Wh battery. iFixit notes that its capability is definitely greater than the bigger iPhone SE 2020, which has a 6.96 Wh battery. As anticipated, nonetheless, it is in need of the 10.78 Wh battery discovered within the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro.
The teardown additionally reveals that Apple has included some iPhone 12 elements within the iPhone 12 mini however in smaller variations to save lots of area, together with the Taptic Engine, audio system, and MagSafe ring. The cameras, however, are the identical ƒ/1.6 wide-angle and ƒ/2.four extremely wide-angle cameras discovered within the iPhone 12. The wide-angle module additionally options optical picture stabilization.
Elsewhere, Apple does away with the plastic spacers discovered within the iPhone 12 as a result of shut quarters contained in the digicam defend, however in any other case the association of elements on the L-shaped logic board are very comparable. Compared to the common iPhone 12, the mini solely has two shows cables as a substitute of three, and iFixit additionally notes “increased grille asymmetry,” which it says is probably going as a result of the machine wants extra space for the 5G antenna band.
Like the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, the iPhone 12 mini earned a repairability rating of 6 out of 10. iFixit mentioned that many elements are modular and are straightforward to interchange, however the web site bemoaned Apple’s continued use of proprietary screws, the gadgets’ will increase in waterproofing that may complicate repairs, and the elevated probability of breakage on account of glass on the back and front of the 2 gadgets.