YouTuber Zack Nelson, also known as JerryRigEverything, disassembled the iPhone 12 Pro Max to see the internal structure. He specifically demonstrated the new sensor shift image stabilization function on the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Apple said that this new technology can stabilize the image at more than 5,000 times per second. This is a huge improvement over the optical image stabilization (OIS) technology that currently claims to stabilize images at 1,000 times per second. His dismantling video also illustrates the difficulties encountered when removing the battery.
In his video, Nelson first uses heat and other tools to carefully pry open the iPhone 12 Pro Max display. The display fell off without much damage, and Nelson continued to try to remove the battery. After removing some screws, he tried to use Apple’s embedded pull tab to pull the battery out. However, Nelson could not pull the battery, but had to use the rapidly evaporating alcohol to loosen the glue on the bottom of the battery.
After removing the battery, Nelson went on to remove the rear camera module with three sensors. The top camera has a telephoto sensor with traditional OIS, and the lens moves to collect a stable lens. There is a wide-angle sensor without OIS on the side, and it is said that the main camera has a new sensor shift image stabilization technology.
This sensor shift technology is traditionally found on digital SLR cameras, and Apple is said to be the first to introduce it on smartphones. The new image stabilization technology allows the sensor to replace the lens shift. It is said that this can greatly speed up the stabilization process because it occurs at the image acquisition point itself, the sensor. The iPhone 12 Pro Max has this sensor shift technology on the largest sensor, and Nelson’s video gives us a glimpse of how the main image sensor is shifted with the help of magnets to achieve faster stabilization.
Nielsen also recently conducted durability tests on the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The two phones passed the bending, scratch and flame test, and the colors are bright. Even after being exposed to the flame for 50 seconds, the display showed no signs of damage.
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