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iFixIt is traveling to New Zealand to be the first to tear down iPhone 3G

And I thought that I was obsessive.I'll be heading to the Apple store in Atlantic City at 7 a.
Written by Jason D. O'Grady, Contributor on
iFixIt is traveling to New Zealand to be the first to tear down iPhone 3G
And I thought that I was obsessive.

I'll be heading to the Apple store in Atlantic City at 7 a.m. on Friday to cover iDay 3G with fellow PowerPage podcaster Rob Parker but just being in the eastern time zone isn't soon enough for some people. The freaks over at iFixIt (actually, I love 'em) are traveling to New Zealand to be the first to get their hands on (and subsequently tear open) the iPhone 3G.

iFixit is traveling to New Zealand! We will be live blogging the disassembly of an iPhone 3G immediately after its worldwide debut at 12:01 AM NZST, July 11 (5:01 AM PST, July 10). We will post live images and descriptions of the disassembly as we go. Our technicians will also be analyzing the internals and posting component descriptions and design analysis.

To be notified as soon as we begin disassembly, sign up for a notification e-mail or subscribe to our twitter feed.

The live disassembly will also be posted at www.iFixit.com/First-Look/iPhone3G. "We're really excited to be going to New Zealand, and taking apart the iPhone should be fun, too. It's going to be fascinating to see what Apple's changed inside to add 3G and GPS," commented Kyle Wiens, CEO of iFixit. "We'll be posting internal photos as fast as we can take them."

It's funny, because Engadget posted a note daring people to go. The round trip ticket is about US$1,800 last minute, just in case you were wondering.

Update: The first stores in the world that will be selling the iPhone 3G according to New Zealand Mac Guide are:

  • Vodafone - 171 Queen St, Auckland City
  • Vodafone - 358 Lambton Quay, Wellington
  • Vodafone - 681 Colombo St, Christchurch

Anyone got some extra frequent miles that are expiring?

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