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Apr 12, 2001

In a production information sheet, Apple has confirmed the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max all feature single-cell batteries.

Last year, only the iPhone XS had a single-cell, L-shaped battery, with an iFixit teardown of the device revealing that Apple "notched" the internal corners of the battery to prevent undue stress from thermal expansion. iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR models are equipped with multi-cell L-shaped batteries.

Vietnamese website Di ??ng Vi?t today shared a seemingly legitimate teardown of the iPhone 11 Pro Max, revealing its single-cell, L-shaped battery. Consistent with Chinese regulatory filings, the battery has a capacity of 3,969 mAh, making it around 25 percent larger than the iPhone XS Max's battery.

The iPhone 11 Pro Max's battery is also noticeably thicker than the iPhone XS Max's battery to accomodate the increased capacity.

With the added thickness comes added weight. Apple's production information sheet says the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max batteries weigh 47, 48, and 65 grams, respectively, while the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max batteries measure in at 46, 41, and 50 grams, respectively.


iPhone 11 Pro Max battery on top, iPhone XS Max battery on bottom via Di ??ng Vi?t

The teardown also provides a first look at the iPhone 11 Pro Max's triple-lens rear camera lenses and other components. iFixit should have more comprehensive teardowns of all three new iPhones in the coming days.

Article Link: iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max All Feature Thicker and Heavier Single-Cell Batteries


macrumors member
Sep 24, 2006
Finally a bigger battery: great!

Gimped iPhone with hardware for bilateral charging: fail!

Most curious to see teardowns to confirm or deny the rumors that the pro has disabled hardware.

Johnny London

macrumors regular
Aug 28, 2012
If Apple truly works on a next generation headset like Apple Glasses, then as many components as possible need to be offloaded onto the iPhone. A bigger battery and the U1 chip might be in preparation for a “all day battery life” even when connected to such glasses and spatially aware suggestions for those glasses.


macrumors 6502a
Mar 12, 2004
I'm really curious about that two way charging coil, if it really is present.
Will have to wait and see.
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Oct 28, 2016
It’s the same the 30% is just iOS 13 improvements
No...i didnt asked about speed but faceID angle
the 30% faster it is ioS13, but not the angles. Next time read more carefully

From iphone 11 pro main page

"It works from farther away. At more angles, too"
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