New Apple iPhone SE 2022 teardown reveals happy truth about the battery capacity
Apple is known for its coyness when it comes to publishing the battery capacities of its iPhones, but a new teardown video has confirmed the figure for the 2022 iPhone SE model: 2,018 mAh. Its predecessor had a 1,821-mAh cell, so as mentioned above, the third-generation smartphone gets a +10% boost. This will reinforce Apple’s claim that the iPhone SE 3 can deliver up to two more hours of video playback over the iPhone SE 2 (15 hours vs. 13 hours).
However, anyone considering swapping the batteries around between the 2022 iPhone SE and 2020 model, for whatever random purpose, will find that it is not possible due to the battery connectors being different. This particular teardown, carried out by PBKreviews, results in a pretty average repairability score of just 5.5 points out of 10 for the new iPhone SE, with design and miscellaneous parts replacement being particularly troublesome.
Along with the battery confirmation, it is believed that the latest Apple iPhone SE features a likely custom modem in the form of the Qualcomm Snapdragon X57. This detail, coming from Nikkei via MacRumors, is what allows the new iPhone SE to connect to 5G, although this at the sub-6 GHz level rather than with faster mmWave 5G networks. The Apple iPhone SE 2022 currently starts at a price of US$429 for the 64 GB variant.