The iPhone 4G Tear Down by Gizmodo
The so called “lost” iPhone saga continues. Gizmodo continues to report everything they can about the next iPhone. In case you’ve been out of the loop, here’s how it all started:
- Engadget mentions an iPhone being found on a bar floor; later they update their post with pictures
- Monday morning: Gizmodo unleashes a nuclear bomb on the internet: This is the Next iPhone
- A full explanation on how an Apple Engineer ‘lost’ the phone
- Apple’s legal team asks for the iPhone back
What’s next you ask? Well, throughout Gizmodo’s thorough investigation of the next iPhone, they painstakingly took it apart and posted a tonne of pictures. Some notes:
- The battery is 19% larger than the iPhone 3GS battery; it also takes up almost half of the inside (reminds me of the inside of an iPad)
- the logic board was sealed well by Apple; unable to verify if the A4 chip is inside
- everything has shrunk down to accommodate the larger battery
I don’t know how to explain it, but it feels weird seeing the inside of the next iPhone, as it has not been officially announced by Apple. Yes, it’s pretty cool to see pictures of the ‘next iPhone’ but has Gizmodo gone too far with revealing Apple’s internals on their prototype? Steve Jobs is probably pretty livid right now, as their precious unit has been raped by Gizmodo editors for the world to see.
As for why there are no pictures of the “Connect to iTunes”? John Gruber suspects Gizmodo damaged the unit during the tear down. We’ll never know! One thing is for sure, the Apple + Gizmodo relationship surely has been damaged, if not entirely gone down the toilet by now.
On a side note, I love the images that are user created in Gizmodo’s comments section: