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Apple packs latest iPhones with Asian technologies

Taking a look inside US giant's latest smartphones

At first glance, the internals of the iPhone XS and XS Max as well as those of last year's iPhone X look quite similar. (Photo by NIKKEI xTECH teardown team)

TOKYO -- A breakdown of Apple's new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max reveals some new, more powerful components than in previous models, and highlights the degree to which many crucial parts are made in China and Taiwan.

Chinese companies such as Huizhou Desay Battery and Sunwoda Electronic are producing key components such as batteries, having for some time played a part in Apple's supply chain.

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