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Unread 06-30-2010, 12:38 PM   #1
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iPhone 3Gs TEARDOWN

Tech Specs: Apple - iPhone 3GS - Size, weight, battery life, and other specs

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Which one's the 3GS? They look identical.
Apple doesn't make it easy to identify your iPhone 3GS, as they're all labeled just "iPhone." However, the 3G is model A1241, while the 3GS is model A1303.
Apple claims the iPhone 3GS is "up to 2x faster." Why is the 3GS faster? We'll find out soon enough. According to rumors, the 3GS has a 600 MHz processor, 50% faster than the processor in the iPhone 3G.




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The original iPhone was very difficult to open, but we expect the 3GS (like the 3G) to be quite serviceable. There are still two visible screws on the bottom of the phone, which is a good sign for easy opening.
Remove the two bottom screws with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.






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A small suction cup is your friend. A large suction cup may also be a fun toy.
There are seven numbered connectors on the 3GS, up from six on the 3G. Connector number seven is in the lower right corner, just above the dock connector.






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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

2: Digitizer

3: Ear speaker




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Here's the two halves.
All the chips on the logic board are hidden beneath two large EMI shields. We'll have those removed in just a bit.






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Just like the iPhone 3G, the LCD is pretty easy to replace. After removing 7 screws, the LCD simply lifts out.
On the iPhone 3G, we see a lot more cracked digitizers than cracked LCDs. Replacing the digitizer is a little more work, and requires breaking out a heat gun or hair dryer.




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Here's the fabled "Do not remove" sticker. It didn't stop us last year, and it's certainly not going to stop us this year.




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Removing the logic board. Like the 3G, there is a single large PCB with all components.





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The main logic board. There's a lot packed in here. Here's a high-res image of this shot.
The Apple-logo chip is the primary Samsung ARM processor.
The 16 GB of Toshiba flash are now on the front of the board, just below the Samsung ARM.
phoneWreck sent us a great component diagram (second picture). They performed a thorough chip analysis of the iPhone 3GS, so check out their site!




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The other side of the logic board. You can see the battery contact pads in the lower right corner. Apple was again kind enough to not solder the battery to the logic board.
Here's a high-res image of this shot.






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Apple promises improved battery life with the 3GS. The battery is listed as 3.7V and 4.51 Whr. This comes out to 1219 mAh, compared to 1150 mAh on the 3G. That's only a 6% increase.




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Video recording is a long-overdue feature of the iPhone 3GS. The 3GS records video at 640x480 resolution and 30 fps.
The video recording quality appears acceptable, although not exceptional. You can see a video (taken using another iPhone 3GS) of us opening the phone. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azJ4-oz2rsA





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The 3GS offers Voice Control. We're not sure yet why this feature couldn't be added via software to earlier iPhones. Perhaps the voice recognition requires a better microphone than in earlier iPhones or a lot of processing power, or maybe Apple just wanted to differentiate the 3GS.
According to Richard Lai, the "Chinese (Cantonese) voice control works, but took a while to work out the magic words as there is no guide released yet (not out in Hong Kong until early July)." He also tested the "Chinese (Mandarin) and Chinese (Taiwanese), although the latter didn't work as well since [he doesn't] do the accent well."



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Unread 07-01-2010, 09:20 PM   #2
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Wow! You're very brave in opening up your iphone!!!
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Unread 07-03-2010, 09:15 AM   #4
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Nice post man pretty useful i guess even if i dont like to open it on my own ...


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this tear down is useful for people that dont know where to start when repairing their phones




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Very nice post ive needed something like this!! btw does anyone know where to find replacement parts cheap, just asking thanks
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Wow! Thanks for the very detailed info!
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holy crap .. you make it look easy , thanks for the tutorial =)
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Teardown was preformed by the professionals @ ifixit.com
They do teardowns of most cell phones on the market.
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Thats very interesting, thanks!
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Awesome! Now I don't have to pay Apple out my ass just to send in my battery and replace it...when the time comes.
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i want to open my iphone ha ha .........
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i want to open my iphone ha ha .........
Wouldn't recommend it with out the proper tools, and some knowledge is electronic repairs
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Wow Thanks so much for this Post, Very Informative, but i can imagine it won't be as easy for me as they make it look ha
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Sweet! was looking for something like this! My fried left hes 3gs in the car for about 18 days when it was -30 here and it screwed his batter now hes got one gomming from some where (e-bay i think) and wants me to put it in for him!
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Don't forget to turn the vibrate/silent switch to vibrate before removing it. It makes it much easier to reinstall it.
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I opened mine and replaced the battery, It was easy until i have to pry the battery out. that part was scary. The damn battery was taped to the back case and it was a pain in the ass to get it off.
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