Teardown Shows iPhone 8 Motherboard within the New iPhone SE

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Teardown Shows iPhone 8 Motherboard in the New iPhone SE
After lots of anticipation and rumours, Apple lastly unveiled the iPhone SE 2020 just lately, making it the most cost effective iPhone of their line-up. Now, tearing down the brand new iPhone SE reveals that it’s mainly an iPhone 8 chassis with an upgraded motherboard and nothing extra.

In a video (under) by Wenzhou Ao Technology (translated from Mandarin), the host took aside the brand new iPhone SE and the 2017 iPhone 8 facet by facet to match the 2 units. And it seems like they’re related to one another in additional methods than you’ll be able to suppose.

Now, the video above is in Mandarin, however you’ll be able to activate the English subtitles to bridge the language barrier. So, the host of the video began the teardown strategy of the iPhone SE by taking out the SIM tray and taking the show aside.

Then he introduced an already opened iPhone 8 to match the internals of each the units. Now evaluating facet by facet it’s seen that the internals of each the iPhone SE and the iPhone 8 are precisely the identical, with no modifications to the format by any means. The audio system, haptic engine, cameras battery, antennas and even the motherboard format seems precisely like each other.

Now, only for kicks, the host unplugged the iPhone SE show panel and caught it on to the iPhone 8, as it’s a common show panel for each the units and as anticipated, it really works on the iPhone 8.

Now, because the motherboard format can be the identical for the units, the host took the motherboard of the iPhone SE and changed it with the iPhone 8 motherboard. Although the motherboard format is identical, the battery connector of the SE is totally different than the iPhone 8. So, to energy the motherboard, the host took the iPhone 8 battery and made a brief connection to check out the outcomes.

So now, with the iPhone 8 motherboard and battery in place, the host powered on the iPhone SE and to nobody’s shock, it turned on and labored because it ought to. The audio system, the show and the haptic engine, all labored superb. However, the principle downside was the digital camera. When the person turned on the digital camera of the iPhone SE, it was clean because it couldn’t function with the inferior A11 Bionic chip onboard as an alternative of the newest A13 Bionic. This prevented the rear digital camera to work correctly, nevertheless, the entrance digital camera is seen to be working superb.

So, with this teardown and mix-and-match video, we understood that Apple didn’t improve any of the {hardware} elements of the iPhone 8 apart from the digital camera and the motherboard to make the iPhone SE 2020. Hence, the Cupertino tech large simply gave the iPhone 11 sequence SoCs contained in the iPhone 8 physique. This might be the first cause for a budget price ticket of $399 for the iPhone SE 2020.

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