First iPhone 3Gs Sold and Disassembled

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    While some of us may still be distracted by installing iPhone 2.0 software onto our existing iPhones, we should remember that the worldwide launch of the iPhone 3G is underway. iFixit.com actually flew to New Zealand to be amongst the first to buy and disassemble the iPhone 3G. They have posted a log and gallery of their trip and subsequent disassembly:

    A couple of notes for future repairs and replacements:
    - LCD and Glass components are no longer glued together
    - Battery is not soldered on

    Meanwhile, according to iPhoneBuzz, the first person in line in New Zealand posted photos of the event.

    Apple issued a press release today reminding us that the iPhone 3G would launch tomorrow in the U.S. Both AT&T and Apple Retail stores will open at 8 a.m. for the launch.

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    dissdnt

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    oof i feel sick..
     
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    Lovely take apart from iFixIt as always.

    Some of us do like that kind of stuff. ;)
     
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    I'm so excited I think I'm gonna wet myself.
     
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    Very happy about the LCD/Glass issue. Should make that a lot cheaper situation to fix.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    If I ever buy a phone that does more than just dial out and ring.... this will be the one.
     
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    BryanLyle

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    So, 2 screws later, it's apart? Nice.
     
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    is it possible to install your own frontal camera using a second iphone?
     
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    At least...

    At least the battery sounds like it can be replaced.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    so it sounds like apple made the new iphone repair friendly! awsome for anybody who breaks something!
     
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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    That's great that the battery is no longer soldered to the board. Makes for easier replacement.
     
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    Sounds like it wouldn't be too much of a hassle to replace the battery, that's always a good thing...
     
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    They flew all the way there!? Haha. The things people do...
     
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    I hope I don't wait in line tomorrow morning to find that the B*&^*&^ in front of me who took the last one decided to take it apart! :eek:
     
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    Looks like it will have a replaceable battery ... cool!
     
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    why would you take apart such a beautiful thing?!
     
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    haha just in case we may have forgotten
     
  18. macrumors 6502a

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    That's hilarious how quick that was. Haha.
     
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    pure horror !!!!

    its like watching your firstborn being torn limb from limb
     
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    That's fairly amusing that someone flew to Australia to take apart a phone.

    I guess I'd do it too if I could get ad revenue to pay for the trip.
     
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    They have seasons in New Zealand? I thought it was nice and breezy like Hawaii.

    Guess iLearned somethin today.
     
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    Great news as I'm bound to drop mine within a week of getting it. Should make the repair less painful.
     
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    Where are the 10 antennas everyone keeps talking about? Are they on the bottom of that "dock connector" assembly like on the last one? Or am i missing something :confused:
     
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    They went all that way only to pull it apart! Respect :)
     
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    Those guys at iFixit are for real. That's some dedication and commitment!
     

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