how is the iphone 3g held together?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by oosk2k11, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. oosk2k11 macrumors newbie

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    yo, i'm a product designer, wondering how the glass of the iphone 3g is held down. i know it's suction-related, but more detail would be greatly appreciated as i'd like to incorporate this technique to my own design concept.

    cheers

    anoush
     
  2. SegaMark macrumors newbie

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    The top of the screen once slotted in and pressed down is secured by the two screws either side of the dock connector.
     
  3. HellDiverUK macrumors 6502

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    Buzzzt. Wrong. It's got nothing to do with suction.

    Two fingers on the top of the backing plate fit in to a slot at the top, and two screws at the bottom secure it. The rubber surround on the glass presses in to the chrome frame, which is where you need a suction cup to pull the glass out.

    My old 3GS has lost it's rubber round the screen, so take the two screws out and the glass pretty much falls out. :eek:
     
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