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Chip Level Teardown of iPhone

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Techonline reports on a chip level teardown of the iPhone, identifying the various componenets it is made up of.



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

miketcool

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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.
 
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Deanster

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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.
 
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Jeef690

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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.
 
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Deanster

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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.
 
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sonarghost

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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:
 
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zgh1999

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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.
 
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