CDMA version of the fourth generation iPhone. Repair is straightforward, but the front glass and LCD must be replaced as a unit. 16 or 32 GB / Model A1349 / CDMA compatibility.

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Improvements from hardware changes?

ifixyouri.com claims that from their teardown, the following things have been changed in the Verizon iPhone:

"Vibrator, speaker housing, headphone jack, different cover for the front facing camera, dock connector flex(?), different frame for the glass."

Aside from the vibrator, are any of these changes functional improvements?

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It's probably too early to tell if you are asking about users who have the VZ iPhone, as it isn't out yet. I would imagine the changes may make some improvements but I can't imagine moving these things make that much of a difference.

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personally I believe that most of these changes are in preparation for the iPhone 5 and am convinced that most of them will be showing up there. I don't believe that a company like Apple will make changes just to make changes. It is a company with a good foresight of things to come.

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Here's the new iFixit teardown: iPhone 4 Verizon Teardown

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