Teardown of iPhone 4: 512MB RAM Confirmed and Other Notes

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iFixit has managed to obtain and post a tear down (in progress) of the new iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 isn't due for release until Thursday, June 24th, but many customers started receiving their orders as early as today. A few notes of interest:

- Storage capacity is not etched on the back
- iPhone OS 4, build 8A293
- 3.7V 1420 mAh Li-Polymer battery
- Screen is believed to use Corning Gorilla Glass
- A4 Part Numbers confirm 512MB of RAM rather than 256MB found in the prototypes

Aside from the hardware evidence, one reader sent us this screenshot from iPhone diagnostic app Checkup run on a new iPhone 4:




Checkup also shows that the iPhone 4 does have 512MB of RAM, but is unable to identify the speed of the processor.

Article Link: Teardown of iPhone 4: 512MB RAM Confirmed and Other Notes
 

michalko.j

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Bottom screw heads are different here than the pictures on apple's site. These look to be phillips screws vs. the 5 point torx-like ones. Anyone get theirs early to check this?
 

dieselm

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Should have new accelerometer and GPS chips to be identified too..

iPhone 4 has the better GPS chip (faster lock, better accuracy, lower power draw) that's in the iPad and the accelerometer is supposed to be improved as well.
 

MrCheeto

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Mein früend, ziss ist a PowerMac G4, at least something close to it. :p All that powa in yuh pocket, whether or not it's going to be doing any amazing floating-point calculations though...

Imagine a G5 in a few years 0.o
 

ouimetnick

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I love ifixit teardowns. I can't wait to use a new iPhone 4 on Thursday, but I'll be skipping it an getting the 2011 iPhone. I have a 3GS and it does everything I need it to do fast enough. Not like I would use the FaceTime thing much anyways, but that Retina display looks incredible.
 

irich25

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I love ifixit teardowns. I can't wait to use a new iPhone 4 on Thursday, but I'll be skipping it an getting the 2011 iPhone. I have a 3GS and it does everything I need it to do fast enough. Not like I would use the FaceTime thing much anyways, but that Retina display looks incredible.
lol why not just buy and resell
 

canyonblue737

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I love ifixit teardowns. I can't wait to use a new iPhone 4 on Thursday, but I'll be skipping it an getting the 2011 iPhone. I have a 3GS and it does everything I need it to do fast enough. Not like I would use the FaceTime thing much anyways, but that Retina display looks incredible.
That's the way to go, by skipping a year my 3G to 4 switch seems huge and really exciting. I plan tonfor the foreseeable future continue a pattern of upgrades every 2 years.
 

ltldrummerboy

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Someone should run Geekbench 2 and compare it to the 3GS. That ought to give us an estimate of the clock speed.
 

VSMacOne

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This is a champ! Very excited about the processor and Gorilla Glass. Makes me wanna leave it naked :) maybe just a bumper and a protector on the back? I wonder if the back is Gorilla Glass as well... hmmm
 
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