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iPhone 4 deconstructed and hacked

iPhone 4 deconstructed and hacked

The iPhone 4 is launching around the world today, but a smartphone that was delivered a couple of days early has had its inner workings examined and its software jailbroken in the name of journalism.

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Tech site iFixit was given free reign over an iPhone 4 provided by a worker from Silicon Valley in the US who happened to receive his pre-ordered mobile ahead of schedule. The site then went about carefully dismantling the phone and getting to grips with the iOS 4 platform.

The dismantling process allowed confirmation of the rumours that the iPhone 4 has 512MB of RAM, dispelling fears that this was only wishful thinking. Further details about the iPhone 4's hardware are becoming available as the investigations continue.

Elsewhere online, the iPhone 4's new operating system has had its restrictions lifted with a jailbreaking process using a tool called PwnageTool 4.0.

This is not currently an operation for anyone other than technology experts, although it is impressive that the software has been circumvented in such a short space of time by enthusiastic amateurs.

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