The latest, greatest Apple iPhone has been released and our sister site TechRepublic just had to crack it open. With the help of their friends over at iFixit, they take a look at what makes the Apple iPhone 3GS tick.
Follow along as iFixit engineers disassemble the iPhone 3GS. (iFixit is a one-stop-shop for the parts, tools, and repair manuals needed to fix iPods, iPhones, Macs, and more. Their goal is to make it easy for anyone to repair their Apple hardware.)
There are three cables holding the LCD and digitizer to the rest of the logic board. Disconnecting them is as easy as 1-2-3.• 1: LCD panel
We're looking forward to the improved 3-megapixel camera on the 3G S. According to our good friend Richard Lai, "Camera quality is much improved from the 3G one, close-up shots were possible down to about 5cm, brightness adjusts well when picking focus area." We've seen some pretty impressive shots already.
Fortunately, as in both the original and 3G iPhones, the camera's a separate component, so removal is possible if necessary for security purposes.
The left photo is from the iPhone 3G, the right photo is from the iPhone 3GS.
The main logic board. There's a lot packed in here.
The Apple-logo chip is the primary Samsung ARM processor.
The 16 gigabytes of Toshiba flash are now on the front of the board, just below the Samsung ARM.