iFixit’s Teardown Shows What Makes iPhone 12 Pro Max’s Rear Camera Special

The recently launched iPhone 12 Pro Max is the company’s largest iPhone to date. It comes with a 6.7-inch display and flaunts one of the best camera systems in the industry.

On top of a huge display, the smartphone also comes with a huge camera. In its recent teardown video, iFixit, a wiki-based site that teaches people how to fix stuff, demonstrated how large the camera is in comparison with other iPhones.

According to iFixit,

The primary wide-angle sensor dwarfs the iPhone 12’s sensor.

Despite having the same 12 MP resolution, the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s wide-angle sensor is around 47 percent larger than iPhone 12’s. iFixit found that the mean reason for the camera’s bulk is the sensor-shift image stabilization system on it. This is usually found on DSLR cameras.

Apart from this, the video reveals that the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s  L-shaped battery is the largest among all current iPhone models. It has a 14.13Wh capacity compared to the 8.57Wh in the iPhone 12 mini and the 10.78 Wh in the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro. Nevertheless, it is smaller than the 15.04Wh pack found in the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is currently one of the most expensive handsets on the market, starting at $1,099, and is arguably Apple’s finest iPhone-related achievement this year.