iFixit has done it again. This time, it’s the Verizon iPhone. The device is being recieved very positively by reviewers so far (read our review mix here) as they say they are getting better reception with the new handset.
They took it apart to see what makes it tick. While the outside of the device looks largely the same, it’s interesting to be able to check out what it looks like on the inside.
Let’s take a look. Hit the jump for more pictures.
The Verizon iPhone is on the left in the following images (with the other being the AT&T model):
They point out that the mecahnical vibration device has been removed from the corner of the phone (top right) It’s now near the bottom left (circular object) and they said it seems to make a better sound. They also point out that though the backs are very similar, they are not interchangable.
The wifi antenna is also one of the only RF components that remains unchanged, they say, remaining almost identical:
This is the main board. Verizon iPhone is on top. They note that the SIM slot is now gone:
From the other side:
Hit up the iFixit for their full teardown: Here