Ask a Question Support Questions

Parts

Tools

These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.

Troubleshooting ¶ 

Track down a number of hardware problems using the iPhone 3G Troubleshooting Guide.

Identification and Background ¶ 

The iPhone 3G was the first iPhone to include 3G web surfing capabilities. The iPhone 3G is completely black (front and back) with silver side buttons or you can purchase the 16GB version in white. The iPhone 3G was first introduced with an 8GB and 16GB hard drive.

In terms of repairability, the iPhone 3G is not too bad. The display assembly comes off pretty easily with a suction cup and some plastic opening tools. The front glass can be replaced separate from the rest of the display assembly, saving money when replacing a shattered front panel. Since the phone is built from the back to the front, the rear panel is the hardest to replace since it requires completely dismantling the entire device.

Tech Specs ¶ 

Size and weight

Height:

4.5 inches (115.5 mm)

Width:

2.4 inches (62.1 mm)

Depth:

0.48 inch (12.3 mm)

Weight:

4.7 ounces (133 grams)

Color

8GB model: Black

16GB model: Black or white

Capacity

8GB or 16GB flash drive

Cellular and wireless

UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)

Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR

Display

3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display

480-by-320-pixel resolution at 163 ppi

Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Audio

Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz

Audio formats supported: AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

User-configurable maximum volume limits

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

Camera and photos

2.0 megapixels

Photo geotagging

Connectors and input/output

30-pin dock connector

3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack

Built-in speaker

Microphone

SIM card tray

External buttons and controls

Sleep/wake

Ring/silent

Volume up/down

Home

Sensors

Accelerometer

Proximity sensor

Ambient light sensor

Power and battery

Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter

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

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

Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F

(0° to 35° C)

Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F

(-20° to 45° C)

Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing

Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)

Additional Information ¶ 

View Statistics:

Today: 269

This Week: 1,785

This Month: 5,683

All Time: 2,199,418