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2/7/2011
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Slideshow: LIVE: VERIZON IPHONE 4 TEARDOWN

BYTE's colleagues at UBM TechInsights are tearing down the Verizon iPhone 4, the CDMA version of the iPhone that Verizon began shipping to its own customers late last week. Beginning from the out of the box experience, the following photos show the process of taking this baby apart, step by step. This is a full tear down, so you can get a real look at the ICs and the design decisions engineers made. In this case, we were particularly interested in the CDMA aspect of the phone, comparing the desi
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Here we see the brain of the iPhone 4 has remained unchanged -- the A4 processor (developed by Apple and Samsung) remains unchanged in this model of the iPhone. We also see more technology from Qualcomm with its power management IC on the system -- PM8028. So the Verizon iPhone is a double design win for Qualcomm -- both Qualcomm's power IC and data chipset are featured in the Verizon iPhone 4.

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