iPhone Xs Max Teardown – Is there any Thermal Cooling?

iPhone Xs Max Teardown – Is there any Thermal Cooling?


Apple has been trying pretty hard to keep
people out of their phones. Steve Jobs himself said he didn’t want people
fiddling around inside the iPhone, which is why they’ve all been sealed shut and hard
to repair from day one. But that’s never stopped us before. It’s time to open up the brand new iPhone
Xs Max and see what new obstacles Apple has placed in our way. This video has been sponsored by Audible. Let’s get started. [Intro] Grab some popcorn – this video might be
a long one. Turning the phone off is done with a volume
button and power button combo press. Kind of exciting. Then we encounter the proprietary pentalobe
screw Apple implemented back with the iPhone 4’s. The inexpensive toolkit I’ll link in the description
includes all the bits you’ll need for this phone repair. Apple uses 4 different styles of screws this
time around, and they are all different sizes. I’m keeping everything super organized so
hopefully it’ll all go back together in one piece and turn on when I’m done. Opening up the phone is easy enough. A large suction cup helps. Apple has upgraded their water resistance
to ip68 this year – finally matching the rating Samsung’s had for the past 2 years. You can see the stringy black waterproofing
adhesive holding the screen to the metal phone body. It’s kind of all over the place. Remember, there are a lot of things that can
be damaged inside an iPhone, so I’m taking special care to insert only the tip of my
tool inside. The screen is latched up at the top and needs
to be pulled down ever so slightly before folding open like a book. The ribbon cables along the right side are
the main thing to avoid while opening. Any stress or nicks on those cables would
ruin the display, and we just don’t want that. To remove the screen, Apple added an obsticale
with 7 uncommon, flimsy, tripoint Y000 screws. Luckily, my toolkit comes with all these hard
to find bits already included. I’ll set the different sized screws right
next to the bracket they came from – that way things stay organized. Before I unplug that crazy dual cell L-shaped
battery though, Dustin, one of my buddies, tweeted that ‘if you feel like the dumbest
person in the room, then you’re in the correct room.’ This was one of the reasons I chose to read
“Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” by Neil DeGrasse Tyson this week. Huge thanks to Audible for sponsoring this
video. If you want an incredibly detailed intellectual
description of the universe, and how all the elements exploded into existence, like the
lithium inside this iPhone battery, “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” is a worthwhile listen. You can get your free copy with a 30 day trial
of Audible using the code: “jerryrig”. I’ll link it in the description, or just go
to audible.com/jerryrig. Texting the word “jerryrig” to 500-500
works too. J-E-R-R-Y-R-I-G. Even if you cancel your audible subscription,
you still get to keep all your books. Astrophysics might sound complicated, but
it is an incredibly interesting summary about our place in the cosmos. And like I said earlier, if you feel like
the dumbest person in the room, you’re in the right room. Don’t forget. Let’s unplug that battery and get the screen
off. One Lego-style connector for the battery,
and each of the 3 ribbons attached to the screen has their own Lego-style connectors
as well. Then the whole screen can pull away from the
phone body. Super simple. Apple screens are much easier to replace than
they used to be. With only 3 more screws holding onto the front
earpiece, there are no home buttons or fragile fingerprint scanner cables that we have to
worry about now. Everything just kind of folds out at the top
of the screen like some funky origami. I’ll link replacement parts in the video description
as they become available. I’ll get everything pressed back into place,
and even though I did need special screwdriver bits, a screen replacement is a pretty simple
process. Things only start getting super complicated
in the iPhone Xs Max when I dig deeper into the phone. I’ll set the screen off to the side. It’s time to remove the battery. Apple was nice enough to include the magic
pull tabs holding in each half of the battery. One massive pull tab up top. [Stretching sounds] And 3other magic pull
tabs under the bottom segment. [Stretching sounds] Once all of the pull tabs
are removed, there’s nothing else holding the battery in place, so make sure it doesn’t
get away from you. [More stretching sounds] Batteries can be
super dangerous if punctured. The combined power of both cells in this battery
is 3100 milliamp hours – about 22% smaller than the Samsung Note 9, but who’s keeping
track. There’s nothing else super easy to replace
inside of this phone, which is mostly fine since the screen and battery are usually the
first things that go out or break on a smartphone. We’ll talk about the back glass replacement
in a second. First, let’s pull out the rear camera units. With 2 Phillips head screws holding down the
large rectangle metal plate, I’ll set that off to the side and unclip both camera units. Each of these 12 megapixel cameras are placed
in the same metal housing for that fluid transition from a normal perspective, to the 2x optical
zoom lens. Both camera units have optical image stabilization
– that physical OIS. The iPhone cameras are actually pretty phenomenal. I’m always impressed by their image quality. Before I say too many nice things though,
let me plug the cameras back into the phone and show you how hard a simple charging port
replacement is. The charging port nowadays in an iPhone is
taking double duty as a headphone jack and a place to charge the phone. So it’s getting quite a bit of traffic. This means that it might eventually stop working. In order to replace the charging port, everything
else needs to come out of the phone – which is a super poor design. A design which could very easily be remedied
by moving the charging port connector from the middle of the motherboard to the bottom…like
Samsung and every other manufacturer does. Why tangle everything up if it doesn’t need
to be? I pulled 5 tripoint screws out of the metal
strip along the bottom and set that off to the side next to each other. There’s another tiny screw over the small
metal bracket protecting a Lego style ribbon connector. And then using a flathead screwdriver, I was
able to take out yet another style of screw called a standoff, where one screw screws
into another screw…inception screw. There’s another screw within a screw on the
right hand side of the loudspeaker. And a regular Phillips head down at the bottom. And then the whole loudspeaker can pull away
from the phone body with an exceptional amount of adhesive holding the mouth to the frame. I definitely won’t trust my phone to be water
resistant after this, but it’s still cool to see from the inside. The taptic vibration motor has 2 screws on
the left, and it will pull out. I still haven’t taken one of these apart yet. If there’s any interest in me making a vibrator
teardown review video, let me know down in the comments. The motherboard removal isn’t as complicated
as it looks. It only has 4 screws holding it in place,
and a whole highway of Lego-style ribbon connectors lining the center. I’m still keeping my screws organized because
there is no way this phone is going back together if the screws get all jumbled up. Each one is different. All of the motherboard connections need to
be unclipped with my plastic pry tool. And the stupidly placed massive one, dead
center on the motherboard, is the charging port ribbon. I’ll remove the SIM card tray, making sure
the tiny little extraction pin is recessed back into the phone frame so it doesn’t block
the motherboard. Then I’ll unclip the last 2 tiny ribbon cables
up at the top of the motherboard. Then the whole thing can come free from the
phone. This tiny little guy is the brains and brawn
of the entire iPhone Xs Max. It’s a double stacked sandwich PCB with no
heat dissipation. But don’t worry, the only time you’ll ever
get throttled is when the next iPhone comes out and Apple needs you to upgrade. True story. We’re almost to the charging port. I bet you forgot what we were even trying
to do since we had to remove literally everything else to get here. One screw holds an obstructing ribbon to the
side wall, and then we have 3 more standoff screws, one on either side of the lightning
charging port, and one next to the plastic microphone support. I’ll peel the microphones off the bottom sidewall
and you might think we’re done, but nope, two more screws hold the port itself into
the frame. Once those are removed, now the whole charging
port contraption can pull away from the phone. Apple’s little proprietary money making port
has a little adhesive around the tip but no rubber rings. But with how tight the screws are against
that plastic adhesive and metal phone frame, there’s definitely no water getting inside. That was an extraordinary amount of work for
such a simple port. The reason Apple charges $599 to replace the
back glass is because the back glass is impossible to replace. Apple themselves swap out the whole frame
and housing instead of just the back glass. And you’re right, that seems incredibly inefficient
and an incredible amount of work, but that’s how they built it. It doesn’t bug Apple at all though. It’s just their way of coercing you into buying
a new phone instead of fixing the old one. Say goodbye to your wallet for me. I’ll snuggle the motherboard back into place
underneath all those ribbon connectors. It’s time to see if we can get this thing
turned on again. I feel like it’s important to use and fix
your phone for as long as possible, especially now that the new phones released every year
only have very minor upgrades over previous years. Upgrading your phone every year is just dumb
and a waste of money. I’ve got all the ribbon cables plugged back
into the motherboard, along with it’s 4 screws holding the board itself into the phone. Then I’ll mosey on down past the large circular
charging pad in the center of the phone, to the taptic engine vibrator at the bottom. The SIM card tray pops into place, and the
loudspeaker with it’s standoff screws. The silver brackets get screwed down in over
all the bottom components with those same tripoint screws we kept organized earlier. And the rectangular rear metal camera bracket
gets screwed in over the top of the cameras. Finally we get the battery back into place. It’s important to use new adhesive. It’s starting to look like a real phone again. The screen’s 3 ribbon cables get plugged into
the motherboard connector highway, and I’ll plug in the battery to test the phone and
make sure everything is working before setting the screen into place. I am pretty surprised it all still works. Apple has not made this process easy. Lastly, the metal brackets with the 7 tripoint
screws holding everything tight. And finally the screen tucks into the top
of the frame first before snapping into place all along the sides. Can’t say I’m a fan of this phone, but I am
glad the screen and battery replacements are relatively easy. Would you ever attempt this project yourself? Don’t forget to grab your free copy of “Astrophysics
for People in a Hurry” from the link in the description. You’ll enjoy it. I sure did. Hit that subscribe button. And thanks a ton for watching. I’ll see you around.

100 Comments

  • EKS Tech Creation

    August 27, 2019

    Cheap toolkit..
    If youre rich enough to open a iphone x then you could buy an ifixit one😁

    Reply
  • Jershwuh

    August 27, 2019

    The iphone from day one has been one of the easiest phones to repair. Two screws and a suction cup to gain access. Only Gets a little sticky once they introduce the adhesive that has been present on other phones for a long time.

    Reply
  • Meow the Cat

    August 27, 2019

    hard to access charging port is better than soldered on with the s10

    Reply
  • Bloody Gaming 351

    August 28, 2019

    Savage jerry The video lenght is 10:01

    Reply
  • Manas Dehariya

    August 28, 2019

    Gift me a honor play ur so rich

    Reply
  • Yethu Raj

    August 28, 2019

    Sir is huwaei p30 pro better than iphone x max or xs. I felt quality in Huwaei products than Samsung and apple now.

    Reply
  • Tabish ashar

    August 28, 2019

    Nice

    Reply
  • Bharat Madho

    August 28, 2019

    3:35 nooo you are ripping my soul apart

    Reply
  • jason mathew

    August 28, 2019

    # inception screw

    Reply
  • Jesus Christ

    August 28, 2019

    Upgrading your phone every year is dumb, a waste of money and a disaster for the environment. I know it’s not a concern for most consumers in the US but it’s important to remind that consuming stuff isn’t mandatory and it has a serious impact on the biodiversity of the planet. Consuming less means producing less waste, wich is good for the environment. My 6s plus is still running like day one, just changed the battery twice, put a case and a screen protector and it’s all good. I’m planning on keeping it at least 2 more years. Changing phones, computers clothes… all the time won’t make you happier.

    Reply
  • Zuper Nash

    August 28, 2019

    Jesus, that teardown was super stressful haha

    Reply
  • Old Navy

    August 28, 2019

    i’m so glad I can watch this just to not do anything with this knowledge

    Reply
  • Doan Prasmana

    August 28, 2019

    so why buy expensive phone if there something can replaceable….

    Reply
  • Yare Solis

    August 28, 2019

    So does it have a cooling pad? Oooor

    Reply
  • Nurby wants

    August 29, 2019

    Wait if there are two grills on the left and right of bottom of the phone why is there only one loud speaker on the right?🤔

    Reply
  • Aem111607

    August 29, 2019

    My dad thinks you sound like a robot

    Reply
  • Suar 99x2

    August 29, 2019

    Sd 856 with bulk cooler still over heat and massive slower on gpu department

    Reply
  • Himanshu Gautam

    August 29, 2019

    4:16 top left corner .were you hiding a scratch or something on the battery? …

    Reply
  • Princy Joseph

    August 29, 2019

    Amazon sponsored this video so that their alexa win against apples siri I think that

    Reply
  • Gadget TearDowns

    August 29, 2019

    great work jhonny sins bro

    Reply
  • Epic Gamer

    August 29, 2019

    That pull tab sound is painfull

    Reply
  • Raniel Lacuarin

    August 29, 2019

    I love apple products 😱 how i wish i had one 😔

    Reply
  • Justin Bingham

    August 29, 2019

    👍🏼

    Reply
  • Alexandru Popescu

    August 29, 2019

    Someone should write series of books about the monstrosities of capitalism. This video should be used as research material for one of those books, which should contain "planned obsolescence" somewhere in the title. It's unreal how capitalism perverts technology.

    Reply
  • SHIFTY

    August 29, 2019

    Apple are absolute fucking pirates.

    Reply
  • SHIFTY

    August 29, 2019

    1:16. Your phone is still switched on.

    Reply
  • Qurahn

    August 29, 2019

    Is there a way to repair a phone and maintain water resistance?

    Reply
  • Zac Dior

    August 29, 2019

    Anything that is made can be quite simply unmade.

    Reply
  • Scott Fournier

    August 29, 2019

    This is the second vid you said to hold the volume down and power button down to turn off the phone, the other one was the note 10+ vid, I don't know about the iphone, but every other video I watched on the note 10+ they just held down the power button.

    Reply
  • Nathan Hoyt

    August 30, 2019

    6:14

    Reply
  • John Kenneth Mogar

    August 30, 2019

    Ouch😤😫😭😭😭

    Reply
  • Constantine Antoniou

    August 30, 2019

    What even is a headphone jack?

    Reply
  • Grant Phillipson

    August 30, 2019

    Can you do a teardown of the haptic motor please 🙂

    Reply
  • Yousif Jamal

    August 30, 2019

    Who else was irritated by that sound of the “pull tab”?

    Reply
  • Crispy Shaman

    August 30, 2019

    No heatpipe lol what a joke of a phone

    Reply
  • Maddie Norma

    August 31, 2019

    I yell at you through the screen every time I see you destroy a device but I also can’t stop watching this

    Reply
  • Lucky Baldivicio

    August 31, 2019

    Lol that is why it is so expensive you pay for all the small screws!

    Reply
  • Crazy GENIUS

    September 1, 2019

    Do it means ios updates r not always good..??😅

    Reply
  • Wycliffe Kakai

    September 1, 2019

    say goodbye to your wallet for me…

    Reply
  • Zinedine Zidane

    September 1, 2019

    love the apple bashing

    Reply
  • FRANK ROBY

    September 1, 2019

    Apple have gone screwy

    Reply
  • ben smith

    September 1, 2019

    hi good video,very interesting and funny,i dont even own a i phone,but found this video informative,thanks keep up the good work,

    Reply
  • Roman Mason

    September 1, 2019

    4:20
    Or about 5% larger than the much cheaper Galaxy S9, S8, and S7

    Reply
  • SpaceBat StuckonEarth

    September 1, 2019

    "Operating an iPhone"

    Reply
  • Gtag Tagg

    September 2, 2019

    A Apple vibrator with 5 taptic engines

    Reply
  • Pravin Cj

    September 2, 2019

    Can u tear down my friend's xr

    Reply
  • Roland Dawson

    September 2, 2019

    Although it’s inconvenient to have to replace the whole frame when the back glass shatters, think of this, the components of the phone are in no danger if the back glass is broken. That metal layer beneath the glass is flipped around in Samsung phones, which is why it’s so easy replace the back glass. The issue with that is the components of the phone could be left exposed if the glass fragments get into something important.

    Reply
  • Babar Bajwa

    September 2, 2019

    Hey jerry, my iPhone xs screen has been cracked. Can you help me to get one?

    Reply
  • Crumbz McChip

    September 3, 2019

    is it just me or is that a lot of screws for a phone? and does that reflect their value to screw the customer?

    Reply
  • Adriano Saam

    September 3, 2019

    3.40 to 3.47………Headset or earphone recommended…….

    Reply
  • Trần Đông Minh

    September 3, 2019

    Wow

    Reply
  • John Goblikon is my spirit animal

    September 3, 2019

    Instructions unclear, screw ception screwed me

    Reply
  • Gracie Cramer

    September 4, 2019

    Jerry:so today we are going to be doing a durability test

    iPhone:NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    Reply
  • Ben French

    September 4, 2019

    That was one lonnnng audible plug

    Reply
  • Naha Soni

    September 4, 2019

    Samsung fucks

    Reply
  • Daniel Zakariaei

    September 4, 2019

    It's as though Apple is intentionally telling you: if you open me, you will be screwed!

    Reply
  • LaMb sAuCE

    September 4, 2019

    I hate Apple

    Reply
  • Runrun Zhu

    September 5, 2019

    Mind : I know how to do it now
    Hand : No, u don’t know!

    Reply
  • Hridoy Govinda Das

    September 5, 2019

    I love to hate apple.

    Reply
  • lemon diesel

    September 5, 2019

    This dude acts as though all of these parts will break down within 6 months, and Apple Care doesn't exist…
    Also, 99.99% of people will never see the inside of the phone, so the design is completely irrevelant since they don't want you messing around with the internals anyway.
    The same way car manufacturers cover up the engines…They don't want some shitty mechanic messing around with modern tech.

    Reply
  • LEGIONARUL Donjuan

    September 5, 2019

    Thermal cool my ass it is a shit phone..i had it and twoo of it ..They get very super HOT after min of use

    Reply
  • Lover Boy

    September 5, 2019

    Your phone is not waterproof now

    Reply
  • Bobblent

    September 5, 2019

    when you fall done from the hill 3:40

    Reply
  • Andre van Jaarsveldt

    September 5, 2019

    Lol I can listen to you trash talk Apple all day.

    Reply
  • Jhonzel Pajimola

    September 6, 2019

    Topic: about the screws

    Reply
  • 942 942

    September 6, 2019

    The best youtuber!!!!

    Reply
  • Sanjiban Pradhan Jr

    September 6, 2019

    6:14 what is that 😳

    Reply
  • Aaron DaBOi

    September 6, 2019

    Jerry should be a ASMR Artist

    Reply
  • MD N U H

    September 6, 2019

    Gift me a mobile phone

    Reply
  • •Sigma•

    September 7, 2019

    Vibrator TEARDOWN

    Reply
  • Darrin Thorpe

    September 7, 2019

    This video just further tells me why an iPhone is so expensive. It's built like a tank. That's never a bad thing, especially
    99.999% of iPhone users on the planet, will never do this kind of repair anyways. They will take it to someone who will do it for them.
    Yes, the back glass replacement is expensive, but, I would guess that 99.999% of iPhone users will have a case on it anyways, to protect the back glass.

    Reply
  • Dikshay Bhagat

    September 7, 2019

    Please give me iphone

    Please
    Please😫🙏🙏💓

    Reply
  • Jed Lingao

    September 8, 2019

    I know im late, but Samsung is now making the camera worse and throttles the CPU on the Note9 because of the Note10, although hasnt been proven

    Reply
  • SPY BOY SHAON

    September 8, 2019

    from Bangladesh🇧🇩 give me a phone 📱 place bro

    Reply
  • Simone Cappello

    September 8, 2019

    laughs in 4300 mAh

    Reply
  • Mohamed Wozo

    September 8, 2019

    3:37
    One massive pull tab up top.

    Reply
  • Harsh Shah

    September 8, 2019

    I'm so screwed up seeing those many screws!!! Uuggghhh! Screw this!

    Reply
  • Hubert Jadczak

    September 9, 2019

    apple iWastedMoneyAgain XS

    Reply
  • A C

    September 10, 2019

    3:40 wedgie….no more to add… im out

    Reply
  • A C

    September 10, 2019

    6:13 yes we want a vibrator tear down please ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Reply
  • LUCK NUT

    September 10, 2019

    Cyyyyyuuuuttttt pokkk

    Reply
  • Daniel Mao

    September 11, 2019

    My mum has a phone like your one

    Reply
  • anaf nazer

    September 11, 2019

    I phone 11 all the way here

    Reply
  • Ankit Saurabh

    September 11, 2019

    Waiting for iPhone 11 jokes 🥺
    Glass is glass 😂

    Reply
  • محمد الفرجاني

    September 11, 2019

    Oh man you are amazing I work in the maintenance of phones and benefit from you

    Reply
  • Robinson Ijirigho

    September 11, 2019

    the tip of my tool inside 😈

    Reply
  • Swapan Mazumder

    September 12, 2019

    Dimple dimple here he gets a pimple

    Reply
  • Thejas KP

    September 12, 2019

    Waiting for iPhone 11 video

    Reply
  • KWC Designs

    September 12, 2019

    The back glass price is incredibly high, but it might try to teach you not to take your phone for granted and make you not drop it all the time. I still hate and will always continue to hate apple.

    Reply
  • taru 0

    September 12, 2019

    I phone 11 please

    Reply
  • Joseph Asino

    September 12, 2019

    Iphone 11 brought me here

    Reply
  • Nepal Sarkar

    September 12, 2019

    When are you doing iPhone 11

    Reply
  • haval media

    September 12, 2019

    😱😰

    Reply
  • haval media

    September 12, 2019

    You didn't crushed it because it isn't huawei

    Reply
  • Ja son

    September 13, 2019

    We get it. You don’t like apple. Enough sick burns

    Reply
  • Yash Pathre

    September 13, 2019

    That just hurts to watch 🤕

    Reply
  • Shrey Shah

    September 13, 2019

    Try a MacBook Pro

    Reply
  • X T

    September 13, 2019

    Seems like the xs max loves to screw

    Reply
  • great views

    September 13, 2019

    Can you sent.the iphone to me

    Reply
  • mana degamer

    September 13, 2019

    Loving the passive agressive

    Reply

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