Cracking open the Verizon iPhone 4
After four years of being exclusive to AT&T (in the US), the Apple iPhone is now available on Verizon. And like the original iPhone 4, we couldn't wait to get our hands on the Verizon model and crack it open. Follow along as we take a peak at the hardware inside Apple's CDMA iPhone 4 for Verizon.
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I do not for a moment deny the value of what was posted here. I'm sure there are those who find this level of detailed, step by step break down of great value. But unless I missed something, a brief summary of the key differences between the two phones in question could add a lot to this coverage. For those of us who aren't prone to tearing our phones down or likely to analyze all the detailed differences ourselves, a brief recap of the key "significant" differences would be awesome.
Now that US iPhone customers have a choice of carriers, I'm curious to know just how many TechRepublic members are either jumping ship from AT&T to Verizon or have been waiting for an AT&T alternative to buy and iPhone. It seems to highly dependent on AT&T's quality of service in an individual's area. For example, here in Louisville AT&T's service is pretty good. But many frustrated iPhone users report poor-quality service in places like San Francisco and New York.