Cracking Open the Apple iPhone 4

Cracking Open the Apple iPhone 4

Summary: Bill Detwiler disassembles the Apple iPhone 4--revealing the impressive hardware that runs Apple's fourth generation smartphone.

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  • Photo credit: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic

  • There is a second, smaller shield on the left side of the iPhone 4.

    Photo credit: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic
  • The black shield is held in place with two Phillips #00 screws.

    Photo credit: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic

Topics: iPhone, Apple, Hardware, Mobility, Smartphones

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  • RE: Cracking Open the Apple iPhone 4

    And the most impressive component? A $30 bumper that helps keep your calls from being dropped......
    keitha73-23430377852780425463534611145075
  • RE: Cracking Open the Apple iPhone 4

    Why not a User Replaceable battery? It can't be that hard...
    condelirios
  • RE: Cracking Open the Apple iPhone 4

    I wanted to see all the images and descriptions, but everytime i click on a new image it takes 2-3 seconds. Don't have all that time to skip unintereseting images. Can't you do it without having the entire page refresh every time I click?? This is supposed to be Web 2.0, for crying out loud. I give you the scrolling thumb nail you've got it right, at least. Good starting point.
    m3kw9
    • RE: Cracking Open the Apple iPhone 4

      @m3kw9 : You could get the electronic details at ISuppli Iphone 4G teardown page.

      -spyshark
      naresh.neelakantan@...
  • RE: Cracking Open the Apple iPhone 4

    Careful! Don't hold the phone like that you'll get no reception!!
    enricog@...
  • Loaded fine

    It loaded fine for me.
    Man that is a lot of screws.
    MoeFugger
  • RE: Cracking Open the Apple iPhone 4

    Did this phone worked after you put it back together? what happens to it after that? does someone of the office staff keeps it?
    oppidirector
  • RE: Cracking Open the Apple iPhone 4

    iphone repairing pictures and how can change the lcd check here... http://forum.shaarpmind.com/forumdisplay.php/40-Hardware
    zhzubair
  • my phone

    my phone giving issue and i want to jailbreak , but on vista , vista security is also a risk .<br>
    http://fixpod.com.au
    ajnabi_07
  • Saved my Iphone4 :)

    ZDNet .... U ARE A LEGEND !!!!
    Accidentally left my Iphone 4 in the cup holder of my car with the sunroof open for the night. Woke up the following morning to see it laying drenched! Was Devastated :(
    Followed ur instructions and opened up my iphone and dried it out completely... and VOILA, its back in Action, just like nothing ever happened to it.
    Thank you :)

    Cheers,
    Halelz
    Halelz