iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max Teardown Shows Signs of Bilateral Wireless Charging Support, Larger Batteries: iFixit

iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max Teardown Shows Signs of Bilateral Wireless Charging Support, Larger Batteries: iFixit

Photo Credit: iFixit

iPhone 11 Pro Max appears to have an L-shaped single-cell battery

Highlights
  • iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max have two battery connectors
  • These could help power bilateral aka reverse wireless charging
  • Both new iPhone models have an Intel modem
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  • iPhone 11 Pro

  • iPhone 11 Pro Max

iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max have gone through iFixit’s usual teardown treatment and the repair manual website has found the new iPhone model to have some interesting additions over their predecessors. Apple has already confirmed that the iPhone 11 series will offer better battery life than the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max. However, the teardown of both new phones has revealed the presence of a new board that might be designed to support bilateral aka reverse wireless charging that the company didn’t announce despite a number of rumours.

Folks at iFixit live streamed the teardown of the iPhone 11 Pro to quickly showcase its internals. The latest iPhone model, which is the successor to last year’s iPhone XS, is found to include a similar L-shaped single-cell battery pack that was a part of the iPhone XS. However, the separate teardown of the iPhone 11 Pro Max also shows a single-cell battery pack that is unlike the iPhone XS Max that had two cells.

Both iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max have two battery connectors. “There could be a number of reasons for this extra cable to exist, but bilateral charging is certainly one of them,” the iFixit team notes on its site — hinting at necessary hardware changes to enable reverse wireless charging.