iPhone 4 teardown reveals new insides

The folks over at iFixit have already begun tearing apart the iPhone 4, even though it's been only a few short hours since reviews went up online.

Currently, they're still pulling the iPhone 4 apart, but it is now confirmed that the iPhone has 512MB of RAM onboard, which is double the 3GS' 256MB - this is something that Apple has kept very quiet about so far. Other details include a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor as well as a chemically-strengthened piece of Gorilla Glass for the outer screen, dual microphones for suppressing background noise and providing better quality, and a 1420 mAh battery.

The article points out that the iPhone 4 doesn't come with a handy SIM eject tool, but a paper clip should do just fine. iFixit says that the front panel "will likely be rather challenging [to remove]" and will take some time to find out more about what's behind it. iFixit also say that the new iPhone "[utilizes] whichever network band is less congested or has the least interference for the best signal quality, regardless of actual signal strength", which supposedly will give better call quality and reliability - the antennas are now located around the inside of the outer sides of the phone to give better signal strength.

The highly anticipated iPhone 4 has begun arriving in the hands of many eager customers today, amidst large downtimes and issues from both AT&T and Apple. The new iPhone sports the largest feature upgrade since the iPhone 3G in 2008 and boasts a 5MP camera, 1Ghz Processor and a new "Retina" display. Check out Neowin's review roundup here.

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Ok, now bring out the ipod touch with these specs. I have no interest in the iphone, but despite my horrible experiences with my previous 2 ipods, I might be willing to pick up a touch.

If that proc isn't downclocked too much it should be quite the performance jump from the 3GS. The 512MB will probably be the biggest performance enhancer, though...especially with the new app-switching and backgrounding capabilities.

Shadrack said,
If that proc isn't downclocked too much it should be quite the performance jump from the 3GS. The 512MB will probably be the biggest performance enhancer, though...especially with the new app-switching and backgrounding capabilities.

Yeah, I guess Apple would need to increase the memory in order to allow multi-tasking... Sounds like a good upgrade over previous versions.

Something off the topic-

I am bored with my iphone can anybody suggest me a wide screen phone? Which has awesome multi-touch on android ? (A good Multi-Touch is the most important part for me.)

First iPhone to be worth it's price tag.
I hope it gets jailbroken before I can buy it next month otherwise ill wait...

I need the jailbreak so I can disable their crappy Multitasking and install something better(it might get better when more apps support it though but I doubt it), not to mention some type of hack to fix that stupid limit of 12 apps in a folder, that or install categories

Leonick said,
First iPhone to be worth it's price tag.
I hope it gets jailbroken before I can buy it next month otherwise ill wait...

I need the jailbreak so I can disable their crappy Multitasking and install something better(it might get better when more apps support it though but I doubt it), not to mention some type of hack to fix that stupid limit of 12 apps in a folder, that or install categories

Er...the GM was jailbroken within hours of it being available, as was the public release. redsn0w made it very easy for me, PwnageTool has also been ready for a day or so.

EDIT: Hurr durr...you mean the 4 don't you. My bad.

The price in Belgium is € 629 for the 16GB version. I find this insanely absurd for a "smartphone" and I hope the current price strategy they're using wont get out of hand. I'll skip the iPhone 4 even though I'm excited and willing to buy one but the price is just absurd!

23rd July? where abouts did u read that, there's no confirmed dates?
If anything, I'm hoping sooner... check out the Apple Online Store for AU/NZ.
32GB 3GS completely unavailable.

hotdog963al said,
Pretty cool, I wish I had that much cash to splash... I'll probably get one second hand in a few years time ;P

second that, but I might get one in a few months

e-berlin.org said,
Surprise-surprise, looks like the new iPhone is worth its price.

Really? Really? do you really think its worth that much money?
I don't. Apple always overprices their products! What it has inside is nothing special.
Other phones have it too, and they are 50% cheaper and run Android!

Sebianoti said,

Really? Really? do you really think its worth that much money?
I don't. Apple always overprices their products! What it has inside is nothing special.
Other phones have it too, and they are 50% cheaper and run Android!

Are you sure about that? Same price as the EVO 4G, Moto Droid, Droid Incredible, Nexus One, etc etc etc... Definitely not overpriced... Besides, the iPhone 3GS is great, and it's $99.

Sebianoti said,

Really? Really? do you really think its worth that much money?
I don't. Apple always overprices their products! What it has inside is nothing special.
Other phones have it too, and they are 50% cheaper and run Android!

oh here we go again... ok $199 is not overpriced for a phone that has all of this. yes, it's a contract price... but it's not like I am paying more for the service than without a contract... so no, to me paying $199 to get this phone is worth its price..

let go with the apple hate, man... seriously... lol

Sebianoti said,

Really? Really? do you really think its worth that much money?
I don't. Apple always overprices their products! What it has inside is nothing special.
Other phones have it too, and they are 50% cheaper and run Android!

I'd rather run iOS.

Sebianoti said,

Really? Really? do you really think its worth that much money?
I don't. Apple always overprices their products! What it has inside is nothing special.
Other phones have it too, and they are 50% cheaper and run Android!

Classic Apple hate. Overpriced and blah blah blah. What Android phones with 16GB and 32GB of storage are 50% cheaper than iPhone 4? Lets also not forget that iPhone 3GS is $99. Please let go of the hate. Logic and facts laugh in the face of your claims.