Cracking Open the Apple iPhone 4

iPhone 4 metal case with back cover removed

Even with just the back cover removed, we can see much of the iPhone 4's impressive hardware. In the top-right corner is the vibration motor, in the top-left corner is the rear-facing camera, to the left of the battery is the part of the logic board, and at the bottom is the lower antenna/speaker assembly.

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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...