Disassembly of the iPhone 12 models

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Judging from the disassembly process, the displays of the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro are interchangeable and can be replaced smoothly, but the maximum brightness levels of the two are slightly different. In the case of only removing the display and not other internal structures, the two devices look almost identical.

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Both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro use the same 2815mAh battery. I thought that only the batteries of the two are interchangeable. In fact, after dismantling, it was discovered that the materials used in these two phones are much different. It is consistent, so most of them are interchangeable (front face, linear motor, horn, tail plug, battery, etc. are exactly the same).

In addition, the X-ray film during the disassembly shows that the L-shaped logic board, battery and MagSafe circular magnet array in the two devices are almost identical, while the separate disassembly of the MagSafe charger shows that its design is very simple, with magnets and charging coils. Surrounded by a small circuit board.

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Specifically, during the dismantling of the motherboard, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are still equipped with LPDDR4 memory instead of the latest LPDDR5 memory. The red part in the picture is the A14 processor, and the memory below is Micron. The iPhone 12 is equipped with 4GB LPDDR4 memory. iPhone 12 Pro is equipped with 6 GB LPDDR4 memory.

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As for the signal issue that everyone is most concerned about, I said that there is no problem with this new phone this year. The green part is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 modem. At present, many Android phones are using this baseband, which is very mature.

In the end, iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro received a repair ability score of 6 points (out of 10 points). I said that many components are modular and easy to replace.

I believes that Apple continues to use proprietary screws and the device has added water resistance, which may complicate repairs, and that both devices use glass on the front and back, increasing the chance of breakage.

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