Cracking open the Apple iPhone

Apple iPhone back case panel - inside

The iPhone's Sleep/Wake button, volume buttons, vibrate switch, and headset jack are all attached to the case's back panel. The panel also contains a small window for the camera and a grounding plate. The large silver circle is the underside of the panel's Apple logo.


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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