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We're a little short-handed in this 2-for-1 teardown, so we called in some local muscle to help kick things off.

It turns out lack of opposable thumbs slows things down a little, but our drivers make it so easy even a kangaroo can do it.

With the displays out of the way, we start to notice a few differences between the XS and XS Max.

The Taptic Engine inside the XS Max has been resized—big phone, bigger vibrations?

The XS Max also gets an extended logic board, with one of the display connectors moved to the bottom.

The XS battery looks weird, and new, while the XS Max battery sticks to a familiar design.

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