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iFixit iPhone 4 Teardown in Progress

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The folks at iFixit are well respected for their military precision-like teardowns of Apple devices such as iPhones and iPads. As iPhone 4 shipments have arrived early for some people in the US, it was only a matter of time before the iFixit team got their hands on the iPhone 4.

They have started their teardown and here are some of their initial findings that I found very interesting:

  • The new Samsung Wave S8500 smartphone uses the same processor as the iPhone 4/iPad!
  • The front glass panel of the iPhone is constructed of Corning Gorilla Glass, a chemically strengthened alkali-aluminosilicate thin sheet glass that is reported to be 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic.
  • The unusual shape and small size of the logic board shows just how costly real estate is inside this powerhouse of a phone.

..the 5MP camera on the back…

…the VGA camera on the front…

…the logic board that contains the A4 chip:

Keep up the great work guys!

[iFixit]

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    “Corning Gorilla Glass, a chemically strengthened alkali-aluminosilicate thin sheet glass”

    “aluminosilicate….glass”

    transparent aluminum?

    Corning got ahold of Scotty's equation from that guy in San Francisco?

    What? Too subtle. heh.

    Nice teardown.

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