Cracking Open the Apple iPhone 4

iPhone 4 Apple A4 Processor

Like the iPad and iPad 3G, the iPhone 4 uses the Apple A4 processor, manufactured by Samsung.

The markings on the chip are:
APL0398 33950108
YKC588P4 1019
N2B0BMOO2 1022
K4X4G643G8 1GC8

To the left of the A4 is a chip labeled AGD1. This chip is believed to be a 3-axis digital gyroscope manufactured for Apple by STMicroelectronics.

To the right of the A4 chips, under a small EMI shield are the Broadcom 802.11n with Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and FM receiver and the Broadcom GPS receiver. This shield appeared to be soldered to the logic board, and I want to put the iPhone 4 back together in working order, I left the shield in place.

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