EDN’s look inside Apple’s iPhone shows quite impressive accomplishments

“Compare the iPhone [disassembly] imagery to that of the Compaq iPaq 3835, which was the subject of my Nov. 23, 2006 Prying Eyes piece,” Brian Dipert reports for EDN (formerly Electrical Design News).

“Now consider that the iPhone integrates Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GSM cellular data and voice, along with a position sensor, none of which the iPaq provides, along with a much more powerful CPU and substantially more nonvolatile and volatile memory. Finally, realize that the iPhone’s form factor is almost 3× smaller in total volume than that of the iPaq 3835 (in fairness, I should point out that the iPaq 3835’s screen is 0.25-in. wider than that of the iPhone, although the two LCD’s lengths are identical),” Dipert reports.

“After digesting this data, you’ll likely walk away quite impressed, as I was, with the accomplishments of Apple’s electrical and mechanical engineering teams, as well as with the integration accomplishments of Apple’s various semiconductor suppliers,” Dipert reports.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “KingMel” for the heads up.]


  1. This might explain why a user replacable battery didn’t happen.
    Not enough room to do it and keep it safe from stupid people.

    You know they are out there. They can break anything.

  2. @Partial List

    and of course you are the center of the universe – everything revolves around you.

    Get over yourself. The iPhone has a number of features that your Windows mobile device does not. If you do not care about those features, don’t buy one.

  3. @ Partial List

    My grandmom would need visual ring tones, too. That would be because she is patially deaf and her phone has to be really loud and blink for her to know that the phone is ringing.

    Really, visual ring tones on a cell phone is the dumbest thing ever. I’m sure I’ll see who’s calling through my pocket.


  4. Gawd, I just love it when posters like “Partial” (referring to his hemispherectomy, no doubt) use the phrase “the Enterprise.”

    It reminds me of those effete students of “the Dance” we used to stuff into garbage cans in high school and college.

  5. I prefer to think that the number one ‘feature’ of any device is usability, and in this area, it means any device Apple makes will have at least one feature that is far better than anyone else’s.

  6. “The Enterprise.”

    Where does one begin?

    The best employer in the US is self-employment. In declining order are companies of increasing size.

    Remember Einstein: “Everything that is great is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.”

    The Enterprise. Geez.

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