Verizon iPhone 4 Teardown

Verizon iPhone 4 Teardown

Summary: Bill Detwiler cracks open Verizon iPhone 4. Although similar to the AT&T version, this Apple smartphone has some significant differences.

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  • Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic
    Caption by: Bill Detwiler

  • Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic
    Caption by: Bill Detwiler

  • Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic
    Caption by: Bill Detwiler

Topics: Hardware, Mobility, Smartphones, Verizon

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  • RE: Verizon iPhone 4 Teardown

    A beautiful job disassembling the unit and highlighting the few minor differences. It would've even nicer if you would've taken the time to explain a little bit about the functionality of the chips you so aptly pointed and named.
    waltersantiago@...
  • RE: Verizon iPhone 4 Teardown

    Did you have any spare parts after putting it back together?
    sckenney@...
  • RE: Verizon iPhone 4 Teardown

    Yes, I can tel the difference. Note break in frame on Verizon unit at upper left. This also shows on the box, btw.
    z2217
  • RE: Verizon iPhone 4 Teardown

    So is the glass digitizer glued to the lcd like old 1st gen iphones?
    Fletchguy
  • RE: Verizon iPhone 4 Teardown

    Wow. 79 photos is at least twice as many as the story required. A little text would have been nice, too--not just the skimpy captions. And it should have been explained why the differences were necessary for Verizon, and not just evolutionary steps in the manufacturing process that most products go through.
    IowaTVMan
  • RE: Verizon iPhone 4 Teardown

    It's the same phone as at&t iphone 4, Verizon's network is much better with voice calls.<br>P.S. Verizon CDMA iPhone 4 vs AT&T GSM iPhone 4<br><a href="http://www.aneesoft.com/blog/verizon-cdma-iphone-4-vs-att-gsm-iphone-4.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.aneesoft.com/blog/verizon-cdma-iphone-4-vs-att-gsm-iphone-4.html</a>
    pennwarren
    • RE: Verizon iPhone 4 Teardown

      @pennwarren Not the same - the phones are actually different sizes.
      stevek@...
  • RE: Verizon iPhone 4 Teardown

    Did they give it a better antenna?
    stevek@...
  • Holy Cow! That looks a whole lot like

    the AT&T version if you think about it.
    It's actually really hard to believe that they're [b]so[/b] much alike on the inside, but the pictures don't lie.
    AllKnowingAllSeeing
  • RE: Verizon iPhone 4 Teardown

    What were the significant differences you saw between this and the AT&T one.
    jerang@...