Translating step 2
There may not be any "X" in this iPhone's name anymore, but luckily the X-rays still shoot straight through it, giving us a sneak peak at what's ahead.
Big thanks to Creative Electron for always accompanying us on our teardown adventures so we never get lost.
On the inside, we spy a rectangular battery, a long double-stacked logic board (note the little holes—vias—around the board), and the absence of a second battery connector and accompanying mystery board. In short, it's looking a bit like an iPhone XR with some XS tech folded in.