Teardown Analysis - Apple iPhone 4 CDMA Mobile Handset

iPhone 4 CDMA 16GB - Apple's First CDMA Handset

February 28, 2011  | Subscribers Only

Andrew Rassweiler Senior Principal Analyst, Teardown Services

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The new Apple iPhone 4 designed for Verizon’s CDMA network represents a smart phone years in the making and the first CDMA iPhone Apple has produced. Apple, who has had a four-year exclusivity agreement with AT&T has produced no more than four versions of the iPhone to date. This new CDMA iteration of the iPhone 4, naturally borrows heavily from the UMTS/GSM version introduced last June. On the outside, the iPhone 4 CDMA is virtually indistinguishable from the original iPhone 4. On the inside, however, there are interesting new design updates that Apple has incorporated into the CDMA model such as…

Apple iPhone 4

Key Issues Addressed
  • How competitive are our designs from a technical perspective?
  • Where does our competition stand in terms of design sophistication?
  • Are our costs in line with those of our competitors?
  • How much does it cost our competitors to add certain product features?
  • How can we better position and differentiate our products?
  • What new or evolving solutions could we use in future designs that will increase performance and save money?
Applicable To
  • OEMs
    • Market Research Managers
    • Product Marketing Managers
    • Design / Technical Managers
    • Purchasing Management
  • Component Manufacturers
    • Product Marketing Managers
    • Market Research Managers
  • Service Providers
    • Purchasing Management
Deliverables
  • Summary Analysis
    • Commentary for Specific Assembly Levels
    • Component Cost Tables and Graphical Representation
    • Downloadable BOM Files
  • Photo Analysis  
    • Block Diagrams / Functional Analysis
    • IC - Die Photos and Markings
    • Major Components
    • Sub-Assemblies

Andrew Rassweiler

Senior Principal Analyst, Teardown Services

Andrew Rassweiler manages the teardown service and also contributes as a principal analyst for teardowns. He has extensive knowledge on a variety of electronic devices and components, and provides a great deal of content and analysis in the teardown service...

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