A1241 16GB, A1241 8GB
- Track down a number of hardware problems using the iPhone 3G Troubleshooting Guide.
- Diagnose and repair screen backlight issues with our iDevice Backlight Troubleshooting Page.
The iPhone 3G was the first iPhone to include 3G web surfing capabilities.
In terms of repairability, the iPhone 3G is not too bad. The display assembly comes off pretty easily with a suction cup and some plastic opening tools. The front glass can be replaced separately from the rest of the display assembly, saving money when replacing a shattered front panel. Since the phone is built from back to front, the rear panel is the hardest to replace and requires completely dismantling the entire device.
You can identify the iPhone 3G by one of the following model numbers etched into the back case:
The iPhone 3G features a curved black plastic back with shiny apple logo. A SIM tray and power button are situated on the top side. Volume buttons and a ring/silent toggle are on the left side.
The 8 GB iPhone 3G is completely black (front and back) with silver side buttons, while the 16 GB version offers a choice of black or white front bezels.
Announce date: June 9, 2008
Developer: Apple Inc.
Operating system: OS X 2.0 through iOS 4.2
- 3.5" (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch
- 320x480 resolution at 163 ppi
- 2:3 aspect ratio
- 18-bit (262,144-color) LCD
Camera: 2.0 MP with geotagging
Processor: Apple-branded 412 MHz 32-bit Samsung ARM 11 with PowerVR MBX-Lite GPU
RAM: 128 MB eDRAM
Sensors: Accelerometer, ambient light, two proximity sensors
Storage: 8, or 16 GB Flash Memory
- Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
- 3G (UMTS/HSDPA -- 850, 1900, 2100 MHz - 3.6 Mbps) and GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
- Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Battery: 3.7 V, 1150 mAh lithium-ion polymer
Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.48 in (115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm)
Weight: 133 g (4.7 oz)
Colors: Black (8 GB or 16 GB) or White (16 GB only)