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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.

Background and Identification ¶ 

The iPhone 3G was the first iPhone to include 3G web surfing capabilities. The 8 GB iPhone 3G is completely black (front and back) with silver side buttons, while the 16 GB version offers a choice of black or white.

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 separately from the rest of the display assembly, saving money when replacing a shattered front panel. Since the phone is built from back to front, the rear panel is the hardest to replace and requires completely dismantling the entire device.

Specifications ¶ 

Announce date: June 9, 2008

Model: A1241

Developer: Apple Inc.

Operating system: OS X 2.0 through iOS 4.2

Display:

  • 3.5" (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch
  • 320x480 resolution at 163 ppi
  • 2:3 aspect ratio
  • 18-bit (262,144-color) LCD

Camera: 2.0 MP with geotagging

Processor: Apple-branded 412 MHz 32-bit Samsung ARM 11 with PowerVR MBX-Lite GPU

RAM: 128 MB eDRAM

Sensors: Accelerometer, ambient light, two proximity sensors

Storage: 8, or 16 GB Flash Memory

Wireless Connectivity:

  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
  • 3G (UMTS/HSDPA -- 850, 1900, 2100 MHz - 3.6 Mbps) and GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR

Battery: 3.7 V, 1150 mAh lithium-ion polymer

Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.48 in (115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm)

Weight: 133 g (4.7 oz)

Colors: Black (8 GB or 16 GB) or White (16 GB only)

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