The iPhone 3G, unpacked and disassembledJuly 10, 2008: 11:35 AM ET
The folks at iFixIt didn't waste any time.
The Atascadero, Calif.-based Mac and iPod parts shop flew a technician to Auckland, New Zealand, to buy one of the first Apple (AAPL) iPhone 3Gs when they went on sale July 11 at 12:01 a.m. local time.
No sooner had he unpacked it than he immediately set to work taking it apart.
You can follow the somewhat unsettling sequence of events -- dirty fingernails and all -- here.
Click on the image below to read the identifying marks on the chips.