If you’re considering getting the new Verizon iPhone, you may want to check out reliable teardown site iFixit. Although the exterior of the new phone may look the same as the old, the interior shows significant differences.
A few notable distinctions (click through for the whole report):
- The SIM slot is gone: “According to Apple, the SIM card and SIM tray were the only user-serviceable parts in the AT&T iPhone 4. Apple now says ‘iPhone does not contain any user-serviceable parts.'” (But don’t worry, iFixit promises to remedy that ASAP.)
- As you may have heard, the new iPhone comes with “indestructable” screws called Pentalobe screws, an attempt to prevent the consumer from taking it apart: Solutions 1 or 2.
- The new battery is lighter: “It shrunk from 26.9 grams to 25.6 grams.”
- The vibrator has been completely made over: “Our tests show that the new vibrator has quieter, softer feel, and makes a better sound when on a table.”