iPhone 3G innards revealed; battery not soldered in

The folks at iFixit take the iPhone 3G apart piece by piece, layer by layer, right down to the logic board.

iFixit takes the iPhone 3G apart
iFixit takes the iPhone 3G apart iFixit

It was bound to happen; the folks over at iFixit have gone ahead and taken apart the iPhone 3G that they waited so long in line for in the cold wintry air of New Zealand.

They took apart the iPhone 3G piece by piece, layer by layer, right down to the logic board, and you can take a look at all the gory details over on their site. One of the more interesting things they discovered is that unlike that of the original iPhone, the battery in the iPhone 3G is not soldered on to the logic board, which means it's theoretically replaceable if you have the cojones to go through the dismantling process.

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Nicole Lee is a senior associate editor for CNET, covering cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, and all things mobile. She's also a fan of comic books, video games, and of course, shiny gadgets.


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