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iPhone 3G disassembly photos posted

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Thursday, July 10, 2008
News Categories: iPhone

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iFixit has posted the first disassembly photos of the iPhone 3G, which it acquired at the device’s midnight launch in New Zealand. Of note, the LCD and glass covering are now separate components, as they are in the iPod touch, making for easier repairs. They were glued together in the original iPhone. The battery is not soldered on, as it was in the original model, and the iPhone 3G appears to use the Infineon SMARTi Power 3i chip. According to Infineon, the part is “optimized to support modem and data card applications based upon X-GOLD208 and X-GOLD 608, with features ranging from EDGE up to 3G and HSDPA.” Finally, the iPhone’s two main boards (logic and communications), which were stacked in the original model, are now laid side-by-side, a configuration iFixit suggests allowed Apple to make the battery longer.

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Okay Why? So he got a Phone Bill to a phone he can use let’s hope he can put it back together. WoW

Posted by HennessyLane on July 10, 2008 at 6:19 PM (PDT)

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Of course they can put it back together. Did you look at the site? This is all very interesting to me as I’ve never heard of iFixit before. My guess is you might be able to upgrade the battery…? Who knows. I won’t by one until it has video conferencing, larger memory, and either works on Verizon or takes advantage of the MVNO patent Apple filed for a few years ago.

...patiently waiting.

Posted by BlueHUE in Nebraska on July 10, 2008 at 10:51 PM (PDT)

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