Next we turn our attention to Apple’s much-discussed Liquid Retina display.
The XR’s LCD is 0.3” larger across than the XS’s AMOLED, but it’s also thicker and heavier—as is expected from an LCD.
The need for a backlight means an LCD display assembly will always necessitate a slightly larger form factor than an equivalent AMOLED assembly.
As far as we can tell, this thicker display assembly is what has pushed the Lightning connector off-axis.
Getting back into the case, we dig out the wireless charging coil for a closer look.
We’ve struck copper! Copper’s lower resistance (compared to FPC in the X) should mean faster charging with less heat.
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