The iPhone 15 series obtained iFixit’s official teardown therapy and the outcomes are a combined bag. The 15 Professional fashions lastly obtained the up to date inside design the place now you can straight take away the again glass with out eradicating the show first. The inner elements on the Professional fashions are nonetheless hidden behind the display as a substitute of the again glass like on the vanilla iPhone 15 and the 15 Plus. The massive change with the 15 Professional fashions is that the again glass is now detachable so cracked again repairs ought to might be quicker and simpler.
There may be one main caveat although as Apple continues to impose software program limitations by pairing particular elements and elements to every iPhone making third-party repairs and even real part swaps that rather more troublesome. iFixit not too long ago demoted the iPhone 14 all the way down to a 4/10 repairability rating retroactively over the part-pairing limitation and the iPhone 15 fashions all earn the identical rating with a do-not-recommend score.
Wanting on the course of in additional element, the 15 Professional and 15 Professional Max open from the entrance or again however their inside elements are hidden behind the display identical to all iPhones earlier than the iPhone 14. The massive change with the 15 Professional fashions is that the again glass is now detachable so cracked again repairs ought to might be quicker and simpler. Remember that Apple nonetheless pairs every glass again to the corresponding machine so repairs will should be validated by way of Apple’s System Configuration software.
iFixit even ran a pairing check between two an identical iPhone 15 Professional Max models to see which half swaps would work and many of the elements wouldn’t work or would ship out warnings.
The 15 Professional Max incorporates a 17.1 Wh battery and the primary and ultrawide digicam sensors seem like the identical dimension as on the 14 Professional Max. We additionally get to see Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X70 modem which handles 5G connectivity. The iPhone 15 Professional Max makes use of SK Hynix DDR5 reminiscence which is subsequent to the A17 Professional chipset on the primary board.
You possibly can watch the total iPhone 15 Professional Max teardown beneath.