iFixit did its best to be the first to publish photos of a dismantled iPhone 3G. For that they had to fly from California to New Zealand, where this long-anticipated gadget is already selling.
The first thing that you notice, when you open the box, is the absence of dock station familiar to owners of the first iPhone.
Note that despite outward similarity iPhone 3G has completely different internal construction. In particular, the glass now isn't glued to the display. And the display unit is now attached only to the motherboard instead of several components like before. The communication and mother boards and now merged into one. And the battery is not soldered, which simplifies its replacement. iFixit also provides chip markings, though it's rather hard to determine manufacturers.
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