July 21, 2008, 7:17 AM PST | Length: 12:51
Following up on our Cracking Open gallery of the first iPhone, TechRepublic editors joined Apple's launch-day madness to secure an iPhone 3G for disassembly. Jason Hiner and Bill Detwiler recount their experiences battling long lines, Apple's iTunes meltdown, and limited supplies at AT&T stores.
Bill explains how Mark Kaelin and he cracked open the iPhone 3G, what they discovered inside, and how the iPhone 3G differs from the original Apple iPhone. Jason gives a preview of several upcoming articles that will examine the latest business and productivity applications for the iPhone 3G. In closing, Bill explains his "conspiracy theory" that Apple tricked original iPhone customers into beta testing the iPhone 3G.