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During the MacWorld keynote speech in January 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone. He targeted sales of 10 million units in 2008 for the iPhone. This would represent 1% of the 1 billion dollars in market sales for cellular phones worldwide for 2006.

On September 5th, 2007 Apple discontinued the 4GB iPhone model and reduced the price of the 8GB model from $599 to $399. Due to this major price reduction so close to the release date (and the thousands of angry emails Apple received) a $100 rebate was offered to all not within a return window, to show their appreciation for early adopters.

On February 5th, 2008 Apple introduced the 16GB iPhone model at a price of $499.

At the 2008 WWDC, Steve Jobs stated that 6 million iPhones had been sold to date.



iPhone Tech specs (second generation - 3G)



Size and weight:
Height: 4.5 inches
Width: 2.4 inches
Depth: 0.48 inch
Weight: 4.7 ounces



Capacity:
8GB or 16GB flash drive (see note 1)

Display:
3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen multi-touch display
480-by-320-pixels with a resolution of 163 dpi
Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Operating system:
OS X

Cellular:
UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Wireless data:
Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Bluetooth 2.0+EDR

GPS:
Assisted GPS

Camera:
2.0 megapixels

Audio:
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Audio formats supported: AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 1, 2, and 3), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV.
User-configurable maximum volume limit

Video:
Video formats supported: H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

Headphones:
Stereo earphones with built-in microphone
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Impedance: 32 ohms

Mac system requirements:
Mac computer with USB 2.0 port
Mac OS X v10.4.10 or later
iTunes 7.7 or later

Windows system requirements:
PC with USB 2.0 port
Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later.
iTunes 7.7 or later

Environmental requirements:1
Operating temperature: 32 to 95 degrees F
Nonoperating temperature: -4 to 113 degrees F
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet

Input and output:
iPhone
30-pin dock connector
3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack
iPhone Dock
Dock connector

Power and battery:
Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery (see note 2)
Talk time: Up to 5 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on 2G
Standby time: Up to 300 hours
Internet use: Up to 5 hours on 3G; up to 6 hours on Wi-Fi
Video playback: Up to 7 hours
Audio playback: Up to 24 hours

Note 1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.

Note 2. All battery claims depend on network configuration and many other factors; actual results will vary. Battery has limited recharge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced by Apple service provider. Battery life and charge cycles vary by use and settings. See http://www.apple.com/batteries and http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html for more information.





iPhone disassembly guides (second generation - 3G)



Rapid Repair.com has a very nicely done disassembly guide for the iPhone 3G. iPhone



ifixit.com has a photo disassembly guide. They don't tell you how to do it, they just show you the various components. iPhone





iPhone 3G component list

Portelligent disassembled the iPhone and identified the components on the circuit board.

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iPhone Tech specs (first generation - EDGE)



Size and weight:
Height: 4.5 inches
Width: 2.4 inches
Depth: 0.46 inch
Weight: 4.8 ounces



Capacity:
4GB or 8GB flash drive (see note 1)

Display:
3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen multi-touch display
480-by-320-pixels with a resolution of 160 dpi
Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Operating system:
OS X

GSM:
Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Wireless data:
Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
EDGE
Bluetooth 2.0+EDR

Camera:
2.0 megapixels

Audio:
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Audio formats supported: AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 1, 2, and 3), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV.

Video:
Video formats supported: H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 768 Kbps, 320 by 240 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.

Headphones:
Stereo earphones with built-in microphone
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Impedance: 32 ohms

Mac system requirements:
Mac computer with USB 2.0 port
Mac OS X v10.4.10 or later
iTunes 7.3 or later

Windows system requirements:
PC with USB 2.0 port
Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate Edition; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later.
iTunes 7.3 or later

Environmental requirements:1
Operating temperature: 32 to 95 degrees F
Nonoperating temperature: -4 to 113 degrees F
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet

Input and output:
iPhone
30-pin dock connector
3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack
iPhone Dock
Dock connector

Power and battery:
Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery
Talk time: Up to 8 hours (see note 2)
Standby time: Up to 250 hours (see note 3)
Internet use: Up to 6 hours (see note 4)
Video playback: Up to 7 hours (see note 5)
Audio playback: Up to 24 hours (see note 6)

Note 1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.

Note 2. Talk Time: Testing conducted by Apple in May and June 2007 using preproduction iPhone units and software. All talk time testing was done connected to a 1900MHz network. All settings were default except: Call Forwarding was turned on; the Wi-Fi feature Ask to Join Networks was turned off. Battery life depends on the cellular network, location, signal strength, feature configuration, usage, and many other factors. Battery tests are conducted using specific iPhone units; actual results may vary.

Note 3. Standby Time: Testing conducted by Apple in May and June 2007 using preproduction iPhone units and software. All settings were default except: Call Forwarding was turned on; the Wi-Fi feature Ask to Join Networks was turned off. Battery life depends on the cellular network, location, signal strength, feature configuration, usage, and many other factors. Battery tests are conducted using specific iPhone units; actual results may vary.

Note 4. Internet over Wi-Fi: Testing conducted by Apple in May and June 2007 using preproduction iPhone units and software. Internet over Wi-Fi testing conducted using a closed network and dedicated web and mail server, simulating browsing to 20 popular URLs and checking mail once an hour. All settings were default except: Call Forwarding was turned on; the Wi-Fi feature Ask to Join Networks and Auto-Brightness were turned off; WPA2 encryption was enabled. Battery life depends on the cellular network, location, signal strength, Wi-Fi connectivity, feature configuration, usage, and many other factors. Battery tests are conducted using specific iPhone units; actual results may vary. Internet over EDGE: Testing conducted by Apple in May and June 2007 using preproduction iPhone units and software. Internet over EDGE testing conducted over a 1900MHz EDGE, using a dedicated web and mail server, simulating browsing to 20 popular URLs and checking mail once an hour. All settings were default except: Call Forwarding was turned on; the Wi-Fi feature Ask to Join Networks and Auto-Brightness were turned off. Battery life depends on the cellular network, location, signal strength, EDGE connectivity, feature configuration, usage, and many other factors. Battery tests are conducted using specific iPhone units; actual results may vary.

Note 5. Video Playback: Testing conducted by Apple in May and June 2007 using preproduction iPhone units and software. Video content was a repeated 2 hour 23 minute movie purchased from the iTunes Store. All settings were default except: Call Forwarding was turned on; the Wi-Fi feature Ask to Join Networks and Auto-Brightness were turned off. Battery life depends on the cellular network, location, signal strength, feature configuration, usage, and many other factors. Battery tests are conducted using specific iPhone units; actual results may vary.

Note 6. Audio Playback: Testing conducted by Apple in May and June 2007 using preproduction iPhone units and software. The playlist consisted of 358 unique audio tracks, a combination of content imported from CDs using iTunes (128-Kbps AAC encoding) and content purchased from the iTunes Store (128-Kbps AAC encoding). All settings were default except: Call Forwarding was turned on; the Wi-Fi feature Ask to Join Networks was turned off. Battery life depends on the cellular network, location, signal strength, feature configuration, usage, and many other factors. Battery tests are conducted using specific iPhone units; actual results may vary.




iPhone disassembly guides (first generation)



Anandtech did a very nice disassembly of their iPhone with many high resolution pictures. iPhone

EE Times Online has an article with some very high resolution images of the internal parts of the iPhone that labels some of the chips and describes them. iPhone

ifixit has a disassembly guide for the iPhone. iPhone

Think Secret has a disassembly guide as well. iPhone










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