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How TechRepublic cracked open the iPhone 3G

Jason Hiner and Bill Detwiler recount their experiences battling long lines and Apple's iTunes meltdown to obtain an iPhone 3G for disassembly. Bill explains how Mark Kaelin and he cracked open the iPhone and Jason gives a preview of upcoming articles on the iPhone 3G's business and productivity applications.

Following up on our Cracking Open gallery of the first iPhone, TechRepublic editors joined Apple's launch-day madness to secure an iPhone 3G for disassembly. In this video, Jason Hiner and I recount our experiences battling long lines, Apple's iTunes meltdown, and limited supplies at AT&T stores.

I explain how Mark Kaelin and I cracked open the iPhone 3G, what we discovered inside, and how the iPhone 3G differs from the original Apple iPhone. Jason gives a preview of several upcoming articles that will examine the latest business and productivity applications for the iPhone 3G. In closing, I even explain my "conspiracy theory" that Apple tricked original iPhone customers into beta testing the iPhone 3G.

Update 12/2/2011: This post originally appeared in our TR Dojo blog. It has been moved into our Cracking Open blog and updated to prevent the video from playing automatically.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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