iPhone SE (2020) in April made its debut and has been the talk of the town ever since.
The latest iPhone in terms of its design is said to be identical to iPhone 8 while its own under-the-hood specifications resemble that of the flagship iPhone 11. A teardown by DIY repair website iFixit had also pointed out that many hardware elements on the new iPhone SE (2020) are interchangeable with iPhone 8. But one of the differences between the two phones is the existence of Taptic Engine – accessible to the new iPhone SE (2020). Last month, popular YouTuber, Zack Nelson who runs the station JerryRigEverything also tested the durability of this new iPhone. Now, he is giving us a tour of the insides of the iPhone SE(2020).
The teardown evaluation by Nelson begins by removing the back cover of the iPhone SE (2020). To achieve this, the YouTuber removes two pentalobe screws at the bottom of the phone, following which the back panel comes out easily with a sharpie and some warmth. Next, we could observe the internal cable layout of iPhone SE (2020) is equal to that of iPhone 8. This was first pointed out at a report by iFixit during its teardown analysis.
After removing several screws and wires we can notice the Taptic Engine sitting just above the speaker grille and charging interface. The movie also points out that the battery within the iPhone SE (2020) works out easily by removing the”pull-tabs,” therefore, making it very replaceable. Many smartphones nowadays including the strong Samsung Galaxy S20+ use a powerful adhesive to keep the battery on the phone intact. This makes it very difficult to replace the battery in case of damaging troubles.
Coming to Taptic Enginewe can see coiled copper wires, some magnets and metal springs inside the Taptic Engine. The movie also points out the existence of petroleum which acts as a lubricant for the hardware part. The Tapic motor is essentially the hardware component in charge of providing haptic feedback on the latest iPhones. Together with the haptic feedback, users may communicate with the phone screen using touch and hold gestures.
In the concluding section of this video, we can see the phone functions perfectly fine without the Taptic Engine. Nelson also indicates that the iPhone SE (2020) is easily repairable at a low cost. Though, this isn’t the first time that the YouTuber was analysing the hardware features of iPhone SE (2020).
To recall, Apple launched that the iPhone SE (2020) on April 16. The phone is powered by the flagship A13 Bionic SoC and has a single 12-megapixel camera sensor. The cost of the telephone in India begins at Rs. 42,500 for the 64GB storage version.