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Night vision video shows iPhone 3G innards, flaws

An iPhone 3G owner has recorded a video of his handset using his camcorder’s “night vision” setting, which provides a unique look at the phone. The night vision mode showed stress cracks around the edges of the phone and the camera that are invisible to the naked eye, while providing a direct view of the iPhone’s hidden front sensors, and portions of the inside of the case. The video is available in HD on Vimeo, or continue reading for a smaller embedded version. [via Cult of Mac]

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wouldn’t something like this make more sense and sound more feasible with a iPhone 3G fresh out of the box….no one knows if this person dropped the phone or not!

Posted by Tim on February 18, 2009 at 5:23 PM (CST)


Umm, yeah, that iPhone of his looked like it went to hell and back.  I do think it’s pretty cool to see it in a different perspective, yet I doubt the iPhone is that flawed ‘out of the box’.

Posted by Rick on February 18, 2009 at 5:35 PM (CST)


2 words for you.

“Protective Case”

Posted by Lloyd on February 18, 2009 at 9:43 PM (CST)


I did the same is my 16gb 3G iPhone that I have had since Aug.  No stress cracks here.  Agree with the guy above.  That iPhone looks like it has been through hell and back.

Posted by eschase on February 18, 2009 at 11:11 PM (CST)


What the… are those BULLET holes? I could swear they look it…

Posted by Jimmy on February 19, 2009 at 2:59 AM (CST)


Those are the screws that hold the circuit board to the plastic back.  The top right corner (opposite the camera) is the one where my Iphone just cracked, very handy to know.  If any of you are on the edge about getting a hard case for your Iphone (such as the Griffin Wave) consider this: I had a Griffin Wave on there until a short time ago, and then accidentally broke it taking it off.  I decided to go with a soft Iskin Solo after that thinking the Iphone was tough enough that it didn’t need it.  And then it cracked. 

If you’ve got small kids, I HIGHLY recommend a hard case - my daughter is a typical kid and jumps all over the place, including her parents, and I’m pretty sure she is the source for this cracked back.

Posted by Tom on February 20, 2009 at 9:55 AM (CST)


I have to agree with the others - a hard case is a necessity for any portable apple product (without at least a partly metal enclosure) - especially the iPhone 3G!

I do hope that this is s further evidence that Apple NEED to implement a metal back and matte surface to deflect scratches in the next generation of the product.

I would almost certainly purchase an iPhone 2 if the connectivity was as good as the 3G (O2 UK are excellent so no worries here) and slightly more reliable software/hardware.

Just bump up that camera to 3.2 - i know its only February but we can dream now… right?

Posted by AlanC on February 20, 2009 at 2:12 PM (CST)

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