DISASSEMBLED: The iPhone 3G S

Set to launch on June 19, we Europeans have time difference on our side when it comes to launches and our good friends at Rapid Repair decided to hit up an Orange France boutique that was scheduled to open at midnight. Once they’d secured the phone, they promptly tore the thing asunder to see what exactly Apple had put in there. Don’t worry, we’re sure the phone is fine. Being the CEO of an iPod repair company (not to mention supplying parts for PlayStations, Xboxes and Nintendos), the man at the helm of the operation, Aaron Vronko, is probably pretty handy with a screwdriver.

The aim of the game is to find out what’s different about the iPhone 3G S. Those of you who have been following news on the device know that most of the changes are on the insides and the outside looks pretty much exactly the same. We'll be talking to Aaron on Monday to find out what he found and how it differed to the iPhone 3G.

Until then, check out the pictures below and let us know if you'd be tempted to try this at home!

This isn't the entire gallery but if you want to see more, as well as read the step by step guide, head over to Rapid Repair and check out their iPhone 3G S Repair Guide.

All images are courtesy of Rapid Repair.

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  • I'd get one in Canada, if I didn't have to pay a hundred dollar phone bill a month for the privilege of using it.
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  • My phone bill is $32/month. I plan on keeping it that way.
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  • SillueteIn my country a iPhone(old one not the new) cost almost US$1100(plan included) so most people buy just to show off, good thing the carrier pretty good. Oh well i guess i must happy with my Nokia 5800 eh?


    Proof stupidity isn't just an American trait.
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  • Anyone in the U.S. or Canada planning on lining up in the morning for this? I actually might. It's time to upgrade the old 2G EDGE iPhone. :D
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  • I cant even afford to pay attention, let alone pay for this new confangled 3G S whachamacallit.
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  • I'd get one of these if they were half the price.
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