Teardowns

Teardown Wallpapers: iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Internals

It’s the calm between teardown storms, but iFixit doesn’t rest. For those of you decisive enough to snap up the early iPhones without testing the 12 Pro Max and 12 mini, we’ve got the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro backgrounds just for you. Consider them tl;dr teardowns, available now!

While these phones look similar, they’ve got enough differences that you should really show off those internals, not just the flashy new case colors. Take a scroll through our combo teardown, and you can even point out all the interesting concessions Apple had to make to enable 5G, from right there on your screen! Need a zoom party icebreaker? Take some folk on a phone tour, tell everyone Apple has pressed pause on unique battery shapes. And let us know how that goes because we’re running out of Kahoot topics…

If you’re tired of scrolling, relive the glory of our iPhone12 teardown livestream and be grateful that you get to see these sweet internals without subjecting your phone to the scientific rigors of the Oops Machine

And don’t forget to check out our latest video teardown—a look into the iPhone 12 Pro—to learn about how LiDAR differs from the now-standard Face ID lasers. Oh, and if you want a deeper dive into LiDAR, we’ve got that in text form too. 

If you already knew all that, you get a gold star on your iFixit completionist chart! But don’t worry, there’re two more iPhones to go. You can be the first to read them by signing up for our newsletter.

To apply your own teardown—or super-powered x-ray vision—wallpapers follow these easy steps. Navigate to this page on your phone. Tap a wallpaper to view it at full resolution, then save it to your photos. Open the Settings app, select “Wallpapers” and then “Choose a New Wallpaper.” Then voilà! A shiny teardown background is yours, no tools required. Feel free to tweet us your sweet backgrounds, we’d love to see how iOS 14 custom icons and widgets pair with these wallpapers, so get creative!

iPhone 12 Teardown Internals Wallpaper:

iPhone 12 internals wallpaper

iPhone 12 Teardown Internals Wallpaper (Low-contrast edition):

iPhone 12 internals wallpaper, slightly darker mode

iPhone 12 X-ray Wallpaper:

iPhone 12 Pro Teardown Internals Wallpaper:

iPhone 12 Pro internals wallpaper

iPhone 12 Pro Teardown Internals Wallpaper (Low-contrast edition):

iPhone 12 Pro internals wallpaper, slightly darker mode

iPhone 12 Pro X-ray Wallpaper:

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