iPhone 15 Pro Max Teardown: Mixed Results and Repairability Woes

Apple's latest offering faces criticism for software-restricted parts and easily scratched titanium frame


However, the inspection of the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s titanium frame did not garner as much praise. While acknowledging that titanium production is less eco-friendly compared to stainless steel and aluminum, iFixit pointed out that this material is susceptible to easy scratching. In a somewhat tongue-in-cheek manner, the teardown video remarked, “Regrettably for the cool factor, we observed that the titanium shell’s color is prone to scratching, a phenomenon that only becomes apparent under the magnifying lens of a microscope. One could seemingly scratch this surface endlessly.”