Apple iPhone completely disassembled - black background
After three hours of poking, prodding, and even a little praying, I managed to disassemble the Apple iPhone. Although I really love cracking open interesting gadgets, this was not one of my favorite projects. The iPhone's case is so difficult to open and the components are so delicate, that the process is more tiring than fun. Perhaps I should use a hammer next time?
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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 support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.