iPhone XS reveals its secrets in first teardown video

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The first iPhone XS teardown video shows the unusual L-shaped battery.
The first iPhone XS teardown video shows the unusual L-shaped battery.
Photo: FixjeiPhone

The iPhone XS debuts tomorrow, but a video showing this device being disassembled is already available. This not only gives the first look at the internal components but reveals some of the details about this smartphone.

Perhaps the most unusual feature of Apple’s new high-end model is the L-shaped battery.

This can store 2658 mAh, which is slightly less than the 2,716 mAh battery in the iPhone X. Nevertheless, Apple promises that the XS “lasts up to 30 minutes longer than iPhone X.” This is likely to improvements in the efficiency of the A12 Bionic processor.

Watch the iPhone XS teardown video

FixjeiPhone, which did the teardown, is based in the Netherlands, but the video can be sub-titled in English.

As we’ve come to expect with Apple computers of all types, much glue is involved in the assembly. Still, this might be a move by the company to protect users from themselves.

The video walks through the entire process of disassembling every component of the handset. Going forward, this iPhone XS teardown will likely be a useful resource for third-party repair services.