Cracking Open the Apple iPhone 4

iPhone 4 completely disassembled

It took about and hour to crack open the iPhone 4. And unlike previous versions, the iPhone was remarkably simple to disassemble. This iPhone was made to be serviced, and with a steady stream of spare parts, could see service for several years.

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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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