Cracking Open the Apple iPhone 3G S

Camera comparison 1

We're looking forward to the improved 3 megapixel camera on the 3G S. According to our good friend Richard Lai, "Camera quality is much improved from the 3G one, close up shots were possible down to about 5cm, brightness adjusts well when picking focus area." We've seen some pretty impressive shots already.

Fortunately, as in both the original and 3G iPhones, the camera's a separate component, so removal is possible if necessary for security purposes.

In each image, the left photo is from the iPhone 3G, the right photo is from the iPhone 3G S.

Images by iFixit, used by permission


Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.

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