The iPhone 3G S splayed out on the operating table


Happy iPhone 3G S Day! We’ve got the tear down of the latest iPhone here so you don’t have to spend all day sitting and staring at your new phone, wondering how it ticks. Oh, and there is a small, and geeky, surprise hidden within the iPhone 3G S that might reveal upcoming features.

It seems that the Samsung SoC S5PC100 and ARM Cortex A8 has enough juice to support 720p video recording verse the VGA that’s currently implemented on the iPhone 3G S. Plus, there might be enough power to even do video conferencing.

But there must be a reason why Apple didn’t enable these features from the start. Perhaps the extra features degrades the performance back down to the standard iPhone 3G level. Maybe 720p video recording will be activated later. Who knows.