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New images offering us our first real-world look inside the new iPhone 13 have revealed a smaller Taptic Engine, a larger battery, and revamped components of the TrueDepth camera system.

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The iPhone 13 lineup will start arriving at customers on Friday, a week after pre-orders went live. While a more professional teardown of the device will be shared online in the coming days and weeks, occasional leaker Sonny Dickson has shared on Twitter images that offers us our first look inside of the iPhone 13.

According to the images, which are likely to depict an iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 mini, Apple has made the Taptic Engine smaller on this year's iPhone compared to the iPhone 12. The size reduction was likely part of Apple's effort to free up internal space to make room for a larger battery. Apple boasts that the iPhone 13 has significantly improved battery life compared to last year's iPhone due to the efficiency of the A15 Bionic chip and a physically larger battery, which the images confirm.

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With the iPhone 13, Apple has made the notch 20% smaller after years of remaining the same size. To have achieved the smaller notch, the images highlight that Apple had to move the front-facing camera to the left side of the TrueDepth camera system while moving the dot projector and infrared camera to the right side. The images also show the earpiece moved to the top bezel, further enabling a smaller notch.

While there are likely other internal changes, we'll have to wait for a more professional teardown of the device, such as those done annually by iFixit, to learn more. For comparison, check out the teardown of last year's iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro.

Article Link: First Look Inside iPhone 13 Reveals Revamped TrueDepth System, Smaller Taptic Engine, and Larger Battery
 

lleial

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I remember those days when people said one of the reasons the iPhone would fail is because it didn’t have a removable battery. Lol.
I was heavily criticized when purchasing my iPhone 7 for not having the 3.5mm audio jack; now look at everyone! People talk crap without even knowing where the market is heading. As you mentioned, now all flagship phones have a non-removable battery, but we only b***h at Apple when they push forward with change.
 

Ralfi

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One thing I’ve wondered is what brand/model of SSD do Apple go with for the iPhone?

I’ve been shopping for Gen3/Gen4 M.2 NVMe SSDs for my PC recently, so I’m curious which SSD assists in the smoothness of the iPhone?
 

Gnattu

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One thing I’ve wondered is what brand/model of SSD do Apple go with for the iPhone?

I’ve been shopping for Gen3/Gen4 M.2 NVMe SSDs for my PC recently, so I’m curious which SSD assists in the smoothness of the iPhone?
Apple uses in-house SSD controller embedded inside their SoC, and that controller is treated as a "co-processor", which communicates with the CPU using on-die fabric which is not PCIe.
 

kcslc

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Apple uses in-house SSD controller embedded inside their SoC, and that controller is treated as a "co-processor", which communicates with the CPU using on-die fabric which is not PCIe.
Their SSDs in their phones sure are a heck of a lot slower than I’d like them to be. Windows 10 loads 3 times faster on my NVMe PCIe 4 ssd than iOS loads on the iPhone.
 
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