You just have to turn it over to see: the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s camera unit is damn big! And the disassembly carried out by iFixit Apple’s large smartphone shows that it is not only large on the outside: the photo modules also take up a lot of space inside the device.

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The Pro Max’s photo unit does not present the same replacement problems as its iPhone 12 comrade.

The wide-angle sensor is 47% larger on the Pro Max, which is particularly noticeable in X-rays. Just like the four magnets around the lens: they are part of the sensor’s stabilization system, again an exclusive component of the lens. smartphone.

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In the Max, almost everything is bigger. This is the case of the Taptic Engine and the speaker which could devour their counterparts from the iPhone 12 mini …

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At the top, the Taptic Engine and the speaker of the Max; at the bottom, the same components of the 12 mini.

On the other hand, the motherboard of the iPhone 12 Pro Max seems more compact than that of the iPhone 12 mini. However, the latter also integrates the SIM card reader. The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro share a modular SIM reader with their very big brother.

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The iPhone 12 Pro Max gets a repairability score of 6 out of 10, a score common to the iPhone 12 mini and 12 Pro. HackersiFixit note that the screen and battery are “reasonably” accessible and that most components can be replaced.

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The iPhone 12 Pro Max is the only one in the range to incorporate an inverted L-shaped battery.