Put guts of iPhone 4 or 4s into body of 3GS?

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  1. meowdude macrumors newbie

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    So headphone jack microphone and SIM card problems aside, I LOVE the iPhone 3GS look and design, but want the power, camera, iOS 9 and Retina display of the 4s (for the screen I'll just swap lcds, they're the same size anyway) I know the logic board looks WAY different, but I'm confident I can do this. Any thoughts?
     
  2. throAU macrumors 601

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    You'll spend a lot of time to find the components probably won't fit, and iOS9 runs pretty badly on a 4-s anyway.
     
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    We're Americans, not American'ts!
     
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    Since I'm assuming you like smaller phones, does the rumored 5se draw any attention for you? It will have a 4" display though, but I'd say to just upgrade to this and you'll be sure to get iOS updates for years to come.
     
  7. Speedman100 macrumors 6502

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    I'm not an Apple engineer, but I'm going to say this task is not possible.
     
  8. BentTable123 macrumors member

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    Wasn't the some of the prototype iphone 4 in the guts of a 3GS? I'm sure it's possible given the 3gs is much bigger. Anyways you can an iphone 4 for under $100 nowadays.

     
  9. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    No, it was in a case that made it look like a 3gs
     
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