About a week ago I wrote an article about RapidRepair.com tearing apart the Palm Pre and exposing it’s inner workings and calculating the cost at $170.00 total. RapidRepair.com also writes instruction manuals for devices that are very detailed and break things down step by step including all the necessary tools. Of course, RapidRepair.com also repairs devices as well.
Today, RapidRepair.com announced that they would be tearing apart the new iPhone 3Gs and giving iPhone fans a first look at what’s under the hood. RapidRepair.com will also compare the iPhone against other devices including the Palm Pre which is the latest device to challenge the iPhone. We’ll have to wait and see how the new iPhone matches up in RapidRepair.com comparison. But as we wait for that, why tell us how you feel about how the iPhone stacks up against the Palm Pre or your favorite device!
Read the RapidRepair.com press release after the break.
First Look at Latest Apple iPhone’s Core: Rapid Repair to Give 3G S Fans Insight – Literally – Into Speedy New Device
iPhone 3G S Inner Workings Will Be Revealed Online for Do-It-Yourselfers, Thanks to Rapid Repair Technicians
KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 16 /PRNewswire/ — Rapid Repair, the most well-known and reputable national online repair service for consumer electronics, announced today that it will give iPhone fans a first peak at the technology inside Apple Inc’s recently revised smartphone with a launch-day iPhone 3G S disassembly on Friday, June 19. Images of the disassembly process will be posted to the company’s website at www.RapidRepair.com as it unfolds, shortly after Apple stores open for the 3G S launch.
Rapid Repair technicians will expose and examine the guts of Apple’s latest iPhone to date, to analyze its performance capabilities and see how it stacks up against other comparable devices, most notably the Palm Pre – its biggest competitor just released a few weeks back. Rapid Repair will use the knowledge gleaned from the disassembly to create an iPhone 3G S Repair Guide for do-it-yourselfers who opt to make repairs on their own.
"The smartphone market is very competitive right now, and the demand for this latest iPhone is bound to be high," said Aaron Vronko, service manager at Rapid Repair. "With more users, comes more need for repairs. We’re happy to be able to facilitate that for customers."
The 3G S is Apple’s fastest, most powerful iPhone yet, containing re-configured internal components to deliver a speed increase of 2.1 times in launching applications. Viewing attachments is almost 4 times as fast, and even graphically intense applications benefit from a performance boost of almost 3 times. Rapid Repair technicians will inventory the iPhone 3G S’ new internal components, and offer commentary on the layout of the internal technology to provide guidance on the ease of do-it-yourself repairs. These insights are much anticipated, since it has been highly speculated that the device’s new "speed" is the result of an upgrade to a nearly 50% faster 600 MHz Samsung System-on-a-Chip processor based on the ARM Cortex-A8 core and the much improved GPU in Imagination’s new PowerVR GSX.
In addition to doubling the system memory and a few other adjustments, the new iPhone is expected to match the recently released Palm Pre in hardware. Rapid Repair will focus on putting this speculation to rest with definitive answers and a comparison of hardware in prior iPhones and the current crop of smartphone competitors.
Images and commentary on the iPhone 3G S disassembly will be posted as soon as they are available at http://www.rapidrepair.com/guides/iphone-3g-s-repair/iphone-3g-s-dissasembly-r epair-guide.html and the do-it-yourself iPhone repair guide will be posted within a week.
Rapid Repair is one of the longest-standing and most reputable sources for small electronics repair, specializing in iPod, iPhone, Zune and handheld and console game systems. Customers receive free diagnostic services on most items by completing the diagnostic service request form at www.rapidrepair.com and sending in their device for evaluation. A technician consults with the customer within 48 hours to provide an estimate and gain approval before any work begins.
Rapid Repair not only fixes iPods, Zunes, and iPhones with sound issues, liquid damage, hard drive problems and broken screens, but also customizes the devices with colorful screens and faceplates. For do-it-yourselfers, the company sells parts, accessories, and manuals, and includes professional installation of most parts at no extra charge.
For more information, visit www.rapidrepair.com.