Wonder what’s inside iPhone X, Apple’s most-advanced iPhone yet? The components inside the iPhone that has sent Apple’s sales figures ‘off-the-charts’. Recent teardowns reports iFixit.com and techinsights.com have revealed the names of the companies that provide some of the most important parts of iPhone X as well as iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
Also, Apple traditionally never discloses the battery, RAM and other such details too of iPhones. These teardowns reveal such specifications too.
So, read on to know the 10 things that Apple didn’t tell you about its all-new iPhone X
Has radically different internal design
iPhone X sports a rdaically new design. But it’s just not outside, but inside too. As iFixit teardown reveals, the logic board has shrunk significantly. The iPhone X’s miniaturized logic board is ‘incredibly space efficient’ as per iFixit. iFixit says, “The density of connectors and components is unprecedented. Ounce for ounce, even an Apple Watch has more bare board.” Comparing the footprint, it adds, “…the iPhone X motherboard is about 70% of the size of the iPhone 8 Plus board—that’s a lot more floor space for battery.”
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For the first time in an iPhone, two batteries inside
Apple iPhone X has not one but two battery cells inside. This is a first in an iPhone ever. The iPhone X has an L-shaped two-cell battery. The company has shrunk the logic board to create space for the new L-shaped battery component.
OLED display driver made by Samsung
In most previous iPhones, Renesas and Synaptics have supplied display driver ICs. In iPhone X, Samsung has supplied the OLED display driver as per techinsights. Apple iPhone X is the company’s first-ever iPhone to boast of OLED screen display.
Packs 3GB RAM
As per iFixit’s teardown, iPhone X comprises 3GB of RAM from SK Hynix and 64GB of flash storage supplied by Toshiba.
It’s Intel inside
The baseband chips are from Intel (Intel XMM7480). And these chips are same in all three year 2017 editions of iPhone — iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. The RF Transceivers in the three smartphones too are from Intel, this is Intel PMB5757.
Image sensors made by Sony
The front image sensors are reportedly from Japanese electronics giant Sony.
USB Type-C is from Cypress Semiconductor
The San Franciso-based Cypress Semiconductor Corp is the supplier of USB Type-C i iPhone X.
Wireless charging is courtesy Broadcom
For wireless charging, their’s Broadcom BCM59355 charging controller.
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STMicroelectronics supplied the Infrared camera
The Infrared camera, on the left side, takes the image of your face to form a depth map of the face, along with a 2D infrared image.
Audio IC from Apple and Cirrus Logic
As for audio IC, the same are from Apple or Cirrus Logic in all the three iPhones that launched this year, which are iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.
Battery: iPhone X packs a 10.35 Wh
As per iFixit, iPhone X packs a 10.35 Wh (2716 mAh at 3.81 V) battery, just beating out the 10.28 Wh iPhone 8 Plus battery. However, the teardown website terms it “a drop in the bucket” compared to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s 12.71 Wh battery.
ToF socket same as in iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7
According to techinsights, “The ToF die is the same S2L012AC used in iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone 7/7 Plus.” The website also says that Time-of-Flight (ToF) socket is from STMicroelectronics. The cost of the display has been estimated to be $65.50. Apple iPhone 6s used the LED + sensors option.