Apple announced the iPhone 12 lineup on October 13 with the headlining features being the 5G connectivity and improved cameras. A recent teardown of the iPhone 12 revealed a 2,815mAh battery capacity, which is 15 per cent lesser than that of the iPhone 11. Another teardown video by a Chinese tech channel has revealed the iPhone 12 Pro shares the same battery capacity with the iPhone 12.
The design of both iPhone 12 models is similar with both sharing the same L-shaped logic board. While the iPhone 12 Pro comes with a LiDAR scanner, the iPhone 12 doesn’t. The iPhone 12 Pro’s logic board has a soldered LiDAR connector; plastic blocks is used to cover this area and that of the telephoto camera on the iPhone 12.
When compared side by side, the front’s camera, linear motor, speaker, bottom board, battery and other components on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are exactly the same. This makes it possible to interchange the components.
Considering the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are almost identical, the iPhone 12 looks like the best deal from an economic point of view. Pricing for the iPhone 12 starts at $800 while the iPhone 12 Pro starts at $1,000.