Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max are the latest offerings from the company that marked the third anniversary of the notch. Besides, the display size and battery capacity, almost everything on both device is virtually the same.
In fact, if you open the phones and take a look inside, you’ll find that the only difference is a single component. And flipping out the same would turn an iPhone 11 Pro into Pro Max.
Yeah, that’s right. A China-based YouTuber named AoMuTech PO did all the hard work to spot and remove that single register on the 11 Pro that makes all the difference.
In the video, he describes the whole process of how he did it. It’s because the motherboards present inside the 11 Pro and Pro Max are identical.
The situation is similar to the case of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. But Apple changed the RAM and ROM sizes in later iPhone models (7/7 Plus, 8/8 Plus). It turns out, history repeats itself.
The resistor lives near the A13 chip, and its job is to tell the iOS software what iPhone model it’s running on. The YouTuber was able to boot his 11 Pro Max running the 11 Pro motherboard.
In the settings, it showed 11 Pro as the model name, but all the features of the Pro Max were working. Meanwhile, he also tossed the 11 Pro motherboard into 11 Pro Max body.