iFixit Verizon iPhone 4 Teardown: CDMA & GSM Capable, But No SIM Slot

The CDMA iPhone 4 model for Verizon Wireless’ network were delivered yesterday to many customers who pre-ordered last week. iFixit was one those customers and proceeded to tear it apart to see what’s inside.

iPhone 4 Verizon Teardown

Here’s what they noted:

- No SIM slot since CDMA phones do not use SIM cards
- The unique to Apple Pentalobe screws hold the device together
- The CDMA iPhone battery weighs a bit less than the GSM iPhone 4 battery (25.6g vs. 26.9g)
- The Qualcomm MDM6600 chipset is the same one used by the Droid Pro. It supports both CDMA (used by Verizon) and GSM (used by T-Mobile, AT&T, and most of the rest of the world). However, the lack of SIM card slot precludes (I believe) the use of GSM by this iPhone 4 mode.

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