What’s inside the iPhone 5?

Inside the iPhone 5

So here’s the big question. What’s inside the iPhone 5? In our last post were rumors of what we might see in the iPhone 5. Here is the first picture of what’s inside the iPhone 5.

Photos of inside the iPhone 5

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first picture of what’s inside the iPhone 5
inside the iPhone 5
iPhone 5 sapphire lens

Inside the iPhone 5 Specs

  • iPhone 5 Model Number: A1428
  • iPhone 5 Model ID: iPhone5,1
  • A6 Processor (2x faster CPU and 2x faster graphics)
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA and LTE
  • 1080p HD video / 8-megapixel iSight camera, backside illuminated, f/2.4, 5-element lens
  • iPhone 5 battery life exceeds that of the iPhone 4S
  • 720p HD front facing camera
  • Noise canceling earpiece
  • iPhone 5 dock connector “Lightning”
  • iPhone 5 unibody

When can I order the iPhone 5?

Apple will be taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5 on Friday Sept. 14, 2012. Orders will take place online and from the Apple Store App.

iPhone 5 pre-orders start Sept 14.

When can I buy the iPhone 5?

You can buy the iPhone 5 at your favorite Apple Retail Store starting at 8:00 a.m. on September 21.

inside the iPhone 5

When will the iPhone 5 be shipping?

The iPhone 5 will be shipping in the US on September 21st, 2012.

inside the iPhone 5

How much is the iPhone 5?

The iPhone 5 starts at $199 for the 16GB version, $299 for the 32GB version, and $399 for the 64GB version?

inside the iPhone 5

 

More info on inside the iPhone 5 to come, stay tuned…

Poor WiFi Signal reception iPhone 4

Why does my iPhone 4 have a poor WiFi signal reception after my repair?

We’ve gotten this question quite a few times, “I replaced the screen on my iPhone 4. Everything works but now I have poor a poor WiFi signal reception. What’s wrong?”

What could be causing poor WiFi signal reception  in my iPhone 4?

Take a look at the photo below.

  1. The EMI shield that covers all the cables need to be on. If you have neglected to put back the shield cover then that will be part of the poor wifi signal reception problem.
  2. The top center screw which happens to be the longer of other 5 screws needs to be present. That screw not only holds down the EMI shield but a little silver connector on the EMI shield to the logic board.

If that screw or the little silver connector is missing, you will have a weak or poor WiFi signal reception on your iPhone 4.

Poor WiFi Signal reception iPhone 4 Photo

poor WiFi Signal

How to identify your iPhone model

 iPhone Model

IconiPhone ModelYear IntroducedModel Number*Capacity
iphone modeliPhone 4S2011A138716, 32, and 64 GB
iphone modeliPhone 4S (GSM China)2011A143116, 32, and 64 GB
iphone modeliPhone 4 (CDMA model)2011A13498, 16 and 32 GB
iphone modeliPhone 4 (GSM model)2010A13328, 16 and 32 GB
iPhone 3GS front and backiPhone 3GS (China)2009A13258, 16 and 32 GB
iPhone 3GS front and backiPhone 3GS2009A13038, 16 and 32 GB
iPhone 3G front and backiPhone 3G (China)2009A13248 and 16 GB
iPhone 3G front and backiPhone 3G2008A12418 and 16 GB
iPhone front and backiPhone2007A12034, 8, and 16 GB
* You can find the model number on the iPhone’s back case.

 

Identifying iPhone model features

iPhone 4S

  • The iPhone model number on the back cover is:A1431 on the iPhone 4S (GSM China)A1387 on the iPhone 4S
  • The front and back surfaces are flat and made of glass.
  • There is a stainless steel band around the edges.
  • The volume up and down buttons are marked with a “+” and “-” sign.
  • There is micro-SIM tray on the right side that holds a micro-SIM card.

iPhone 4

  • The iPhone model number on the back cover is:A1349 on the iPhone 4 (CDMA model)A1332 on the iPhone 4 (GSM model)
  • The front and back surfaces are flat and made of glass.
  • There is a stainless steel band around the edges.
  • The volume up and down buttons are marked with a “+” and “-” sign.
  • The GSM model has a micro-SIM tray on the right side that holds a micro-SIM card.
  • The CDMA model does not have a SIM tray.

iphone model

iPhone 3GS

  • The iPhone model number on the back case is:A1325 on the iPhone 3GS (China)A1303 on the iPhone 3GS
  • The back case is made of plastic.
  • The imprint on the back case is the same bright and shiny silver as the Apple logo.
  • The serial number is printed on the SIM tray.

iPhone 3GS dimensions

Back of iPhone 3GSiPhone 3GS SIM tray

iPhone 3G

  • The iPhone model number on the back case is:A1324 on the iPhone 3G (China)A1241 on the iPhone 3G
  • The back case is made of plastic.
  • The imprint on the back of the phone is less shiny than the Apple logo above it.
  • The serial number is printed on the SIM tray.

iPhone 3G dimensions

Back of iPhone 3GSiPhone 3G SIM tray

iPhone

  • The iPhone model number on the back case is A1203.
  • The back case is made of metal.
  • The serial number is etched in the back case.

Original iPhone dimensions

via [Apple Support]
iPhone Model.

iPhone 4/4S Back Cover Glass Replacements

Where to Buy a Rear Glass Cover for the iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S from? Look no more, we have iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S back cover glass back in stock. A rear cracked panel is very easy to replace. It’s just two screws to remove the rear cover of an iPhone 4.

iPhone 4

 iPhone 4S

Please remember to remove any protective plastic before installing your new replacement part.

protective-film-iphone-back-cover

 

 

 

First iPhone 4S Complete Teardown & Rebuild Video Hours after Release

iPhone 4s take apart Video

Roseville, Calif. – October 14, 2011 – iPhoneShopUSA, an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad repair shop, releases a complete teardown / take apart and reassembly video for the iPhone 4S within hours of it’s release.

iPhone 4s take apart screw organizer sheet

iphone 4s take apart

They also released the printable screw organizer sheet mat for iPhone 4S. The printable iPhone 4S screw organizer sheet. This handy sheet helps to organize all the screws and parts while doing your iPhone 4S screen replacement repair or dis-assembly. If you plan on doing an iPhone 4S take apart, be sure to pick up one of these.

iPhone 4S take apart Parts

iPhone 4S Replacement Parts and Accessories

iPhone 4S takeapart directions on YouTube.

The iPhone 4S take apart was brought to you by @iPhoneShopUSA.

iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S: Difference between screens

iPhone 4 and 4S screen mounting brackets
iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S
iPhone 4 and 4S screen mounting brackets

iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S screen

In this post we will try and identify the differences between an iPhone 4 screen vs an iPhone 4S screen. We will be comparing the iPhone 4 AT&T (GSM) screen, the iPhone 4 Verizon (CDMA) screen, and the iPhone 4S screen.

Is the iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S screen the same?

Well almost. We took a side by side photo of all the screens and here is what we found out.

iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S: What’s the same?

  • the LCD and Digitizer connectors are exactly the same.
  • the LCD and Digitizer are all glued together and cannot be separated.
  • the front camera hole is in the same spot.
  • the proximity sensor hole is in the same spot.
  • the ear speaker hole is in the same spot

iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S: What’s different?

  • the mounting brackets

iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4s screen mounting brackets

The mounting brackets are the only difference between the 3 versions compared here.

There are a total of 10 mounting brackets on each version of the iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S.

At the corners:

  • On the iPhone 4S screen the corner mounting brackets match the iPhone 4 Verizon (CDMA) phone.
  • On the iPhone 4 AT&T (GSM) screen the corner mounting brackets at the bottom match the iPhone 4S but the top brackets do not match.

At the sides:

  • Volume Button Side
    • On the iPhone 4S screen the side mounting brackets match the iPhone 4 Verizon (CDMA) phone.
    • On the iPhone 4 AT&T (GSM) screen the side mounting brackets at the top and bottom match the iPhone 4S but the middle does not match.
  • Opposite the Volume Button Side
    • On the iPhone 4S screen the top and bottom side mounting bracket matche the iPhone 4 Verizon (CDMA) phone.
    • On the iPhone 4S screen the middle side mount bracket matches the iPhone 4 AT&T (GSM) phone.
    • On the iPhone 4 Verizon (CDMA) screen the middle side mount does not match either of the other two.
    • On the iPhone 4 AT&T (GSM) screen the top and bottom side mounts do not match either of the other two

And there you have it the iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S screen differences.

iPhone 4 Glass and Digitizer Only Scam

cheap iPhone 4 glass

iPhone 4 Glass

If you purchased a cheap iPhone 4 Glass replacement on eBay, you will not be able to fix your broken iPhone 4 glass. You’ll need to purchase the complete screen with the frame glass and digitizer together. The reason is the glass and the LCD is glued together and you won’t be able to separate the LCD without breaking it. Trust us we already tried. So it is impossible to just get the glass screen and fix the iPhone 4. Take it from us, don’t purchase just the glass and digitizer. You will regret it. Unlike the iPhone 3G or 3GS, if you dropped your iPhone 4 and shattered the front glass, unfortunately you’ll need a complete front replacement with the LCD. There’s no way around it.

We have the complete iPhone 4 screens available in our store. Get yours today. iPhone 4 Complete Screen Replacement

Be sure to check out our complete HD tutorial on how to fix a cracked iPhone 4.

We don’t sell just the iPhone 4 glass

Many customers ask why we don’t sell just the iPhone 4 Glass/Digitizer here’s why. You can’t fix your iPhone 4 with just the glass. You need the frame, the glass digitizer, and the LCD all together as one piece. We won’t sell you something that won’t get the job done. Period.

cheap iPhone 4 glass explained on YouTube

 

iPhone 3G vs 3GS Parts

iPhone 3G vs 3GS

If you’ve broken your iPhone 3G vs 3GS and contemplating on one the following scenarios think again:

“Why can’t I replace my broken iPhone 3G Digitizer and/or iPhone 3G LCD with a newer iPhone 3GS Digitizer and/or iPhone 3GS LCD, it has to be better, right?”

or

“Why can’t I replace my broken iPhone 3GS Digitizer and/or iPhone 3G LCD with an older and cheaper iPhone 3G Digitizer and/or iPhone 3GS LCD?”

Are the iPhone 3G vs 3GS parts the same?

Yes and no. On the screen connectors specifically, Apple slightly changed the connectors on the mainboard of the iPhone 3GS. In short, the 3G vs 3GS parts for the screen are not interchangeable.

iPhone 3G vs 3GS main board connectors pictured below

3G vs 3gs
iPhone 3G vs 3GS