Remove the black plastic antenna cover
Like Apple's various iPods, the iPhone isn't designed for a quick, easy disassembly. I'm sure the process would go more smoothly with specialized tools, but I expect it would still be a delicate, time-consuming job.
After examining the iPhone for several minutes, I selected the black, plastic antenna cover as the appropriate starting point.
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