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First iPhone 14 Pro Max teardown reveals internal redesigns

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A first teardown of the new iPhone 14 Pro Max shows a redesigned Face ID sensor, plus larger camera system, and a new heat sink.

The first deliveries of the iPhone 14 range are not due until Friday, September 16, but one YouTuber has already received an iPhone 14 Pro Max — and taken it apart.

iPhone 14 Pro Max in Space Black

iPhone 14 Pro Max

Apple's iPhone 14 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display featuring Always-On and ProMotion.

PBKreviews shared the video, which shows the teardown in detail, and then quickly adds the successful reassembly.

Perhaps the most visible component change is the redesign that sees the proximity sensor moved beneath the screen. The Face ID system, the TrueDepth camera, have also been slightly repositioned to make the new pill-shaped cutout be lower down than the old notch.

There is also a metal plate, including graphite pads, that are how the new iPhone range dissipates heat. The full teardown also shows the new, larger camera system, and gives a glimpse at the components behind the new satellite connectivity module.