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[* black] Back case, coil, no board, case cutouts
[* black] With the rear case nearly hollowed out, we finish with an X-ray that leaves us with a few lingering questions. Despite the lack of a second battery connector, we can’t help but stare at this charging coil and wonder what might have been.
[* black] If bilateral charging were included in the final production design, we wouldn’t necessarily expect to see a radically altered coil—but a bigger battery and additional thermal management would almost certainly be required, as reverse wireless charging is thirsty and inefficient, throwing off a lot of heat.
[* [* black] In the case of the standardthis iPhone 11, we’re not seeing it.
[* black] And speaking of which: perhaps due to the lack of a second battery connector, we also see the omission of the new second tiny connection board we saw in the Pro Max.
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Oh tiny connection board, what was thy purpose? Were you, too, supposed to play a part in a feature whose curtains fell abruptly before it had a chance to prove itself?
[* [* black] In the case of the standardthis iPhone 11, we’re not seeing it.
[* black] And speaking of which: perhaps due to the lack of a second battery connector, we also see the omission of the new second tiny connection board we saw in the Pro Max.
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Oh tiny connection board, what was thy purpose? Were you, too, supposed to play a part in a feature whose curtains fell abruptly before it had a chance to prove itself?
[* black] Finally, just like the Pro and Pro Max, our handy X-ray shows what we think may be UWB-related antennas carefully embedded into the rear case.