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MacRumors
Jul 3, 2007, 10:02 AM
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Techonline reports (http://www.techonline.com/product/underthehood/200001814) on a chip level teardown of the iPhone, identifying the various componenets it is made up of.

http://images.macrumors.com/article/2007/07/03/chiplevel_300.jpg

Many of the chips are Apple branded components, making their exact identification more difficult.



Yankees 4 Life
Jul 3, 2007, 11:11 AM
why would i ever want to tear apart my precious iphone... :(

QuarterSwede
Jul 3, 2007, 11:20 AM
It just amazes me how much crap they crammed into it.

miketcool
Jul 3, 2007, 11:20 AM
Balda did a bang up job with the screen on my SE K800i. Still not a single scratch after riding in my pocket with keys and God knows what else.

Deanster
Jul 3, 2007, 02:37 PM
EDITED - I'm wrong about this. See below.

If I understand correctly, the Marvell 88w8686 WLAN chip they show here supports 3G protocols like HSDPA/UMTS - AT&T's 3g network.

princealfie
Jul 3, 2007, 02:58 PM
If I understand correctly, the Marvell 88w8686 WLAN chip they show here supports 3G protocols like HSDPA/UMTS - AT&T's 3g network.

woww, it's an easter egg of features! :)

Jeef690
Jul 3, 2007, 03:04 PM
Where did you find that info? I only read that it was designed to be used in 3g phones!

EDIT: Those Bluecore chips have some EDR standard that I don't really know about.

Deanster
Jul 3, 2007, 04:50 PM
Looks like I'm incorrect about that - it actually seems to be a WiFi a/b/g chip targeted at 3G+ handsets... I think I just got that one dead wrong...

The actual GSM/EDGE bits are the Infineon parts. Sorry if I got y'all excited.

sonarghost
Jul 5, 2007, 02:44 PM
why would i ever want to tear apart my precious iphone... :(

I read in the Dallas paper that investors wanted to know what brand the components were.. as a matter of fact the day the info came out ALL of the brands on the inside went up in the stock market, Except apple lol:confused:

zgh1999
Jul 5, 2007, 03:23 PM
These all confirm my view that the iPhone is in reality a mac that happens to handle phone calls.

Welcome to the super computer running Mac OS X in your pocket -- the future of computing/consumer device.

opticalserenity
Jul 6, 2007, 05:02 AM
what a neat website.

truely a work of art...the iphone that is.