Verizon iPhone Teardown Reveals Only Minor Changes

No need to get excited — there are no CDMA unicorns or solid-gold Verizon logos hidden inside the new version of the iPhone 4. An iSuppli teardown has revealed that the only real changes are an integration of the GPS with the main Broadcom chip (the original iPhone 4 had a discrete GPS chip) and a tweaking of the antenna design. I guess it wasn’t a user-side issue after all?

Bill of costs hits $171, about $16 cheaper than the original version. That probably has to do with items like memory and other electronic commodities that will have simply gone down in price over the last seven or eight months.

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