Each and every iPhone 15 model, as well as each new Apple Watch model, has previously been disassembled by iFixit. The repair business is now offering a close-up look at Apple’s base iPhone 15 model, just like it did with the FineWoven cases.
The new iPhone has a few noteworthy features that iFixit highlights using the Evident Scientific DSX1000 microscope. The business begins by demonstrating the iPhone 15’s sensor-shift stabilization for image stabilization. According to the explanation, the camera “shifts the camera sensor to hold the image in position using four electromagnets. This technology can only adjust the sensor in two axes, correcting little shakes, which places restrictions on how much it can stabilize.
In relation to the new 48MP sensor, iFixit compares the 48 million photosites present on the camera to rain. “There is a good probability that each bucket will gather a sizable amount of water if there is a significant amount of rainfall. If the rainfall is light, which is analogous to a dark environment, the little buckets create an issue since they can’t collect enough water to be precisely measured. However, if the rainfall is heavy, which is equivalent to a bright environment, each photosite is able to generate relevant image data. Estimates are shouted out by the circuitry reading the bucket level. This results in noisy, blurry photos in low-light conditions.
The article goes on to explain how Apple creates 12 MP graphics by combining many photographs. “What if the water from four stations was combined into one bucket? The water would be simpler to measure as a result. The number of actual buckets is reduced from 48 million to 12 million by reading the water level of one combined bucket rather than four separate buckets. However, the reading is at least more precise.
Even if iFixit provides a humorous overview of the iPhone 15 in this close-up video, the business warns that Apple still needs to make its products easier to fix. The dual-entry design, which highlights Apple’s aim for modularity, is a terrific improvement on a solid basis. The problem of parts matching, a wholly artificial barrier that harms recyclers and refurbishers as well as regular fixers, still looms big, though.
Because of this, iFixit still rates the repairability of this phone at 4/10. The complete video is available below; it’s really worth viewing.