I’ve always found myself a little bemused by iDevice teardowns… Rather than satisfy the cravings of the internet, that poor iPhone you have dismantled could have been donated to a good cause, me for example. (Sadly, I won’t be getting the iPhone 5 anytime soon). However, I guess I’d prefer to see the components in a controlled environment, rather than scattered all over the sidewalk, let’s take a look inside!
The teardown comes from German website iPhone-Garage, there aren’t any details or analysis, but I think in this case, a picture definitely speaks a thousand words.
As a tech nerd myself, I can imagine that the first encounter with the iPhone’s innards must have been rather exciting. Ironically, any intruders are met with the strict instruction “Do not disassemble”. Clearly, the most obvious thing to do at this point, is to carry on disassembling.
The iPhone goes under the knife, well, the incredibly small screwdriver, and pretty soon, parts begin to fly.
It’s incredibly interesting to note just how much of the iPhone 5 is taken up by battery.
A little while later, there is iPhone everywhere. You can take a look at the full gallery here, where Apple’s meticulous attention to detail is clear throughout. It makes me wonder how Apple could ever manage to make this even smaller in the future, but I’ve no doubt they will. How many of you are excited for your iPhone’s arrival tomorrow? Leave your comments below!