iPhone Hardware

iPhone 8 to include iris scanner, wireless charging

iPhone 8 concept Benjamin Geskin

With the next generation iPhone just months away, details regarding Apple's flagship smartphone are coming into focus. Previous reports have pointed to a radical new design in the works, set to make a splash at this fall's 10th anniversary of the iPhone. Apple may skip the iPhone 8 name entirely, opting for another title such as the iPhone X for its top-tier model. Two additional models that could be dubbed the iPhone 7s are also expected to launch in September.

Reports claim some iPhone 7 processors 'hiss' under load

iPhone 7

Don't look now, but Apple may have another hardware controversy on its hands. With the iPhone 7 in the wild for two days now, there are some reports of a hissing noise from the A10 Fusion processor when the device is under a heavy load. Apple has weathered similar storms before, having seen Antennagate, Chipgate, Mapgate and Scuffgate already. Will this fall be the season of Hissgate?

iFixit reveals the inner secrets of iPhone 7 waterproofing

iPhone 7 iFixit teardown

The iPhone 7 teardown from iFixit has arrived. This exercise reveals the inner workings of Apple's latest smartphone, as well as the engineering that went into waterproofing the iPhone design. Not only this, but the teardown answers one of the biggest questions: what did Apple replace the 3.5mm headphone jack with? Many assumed a secondary audio speaker would be placed behind the new grille, however this is not the case.

How can I find the iPhone type by model number?

Over the years, iPhone models have been marked with model numbers to help identify the hardware. The model number is typically printed on the back of the iOS device. For a list of iPhone model numbers and associated iPhone types, see below.

A1203

iPhone
Model A1203

iPhone 3G
Models A1241, A1324

iPhone 3GS
Models A1303, A1325

iPhone 4
Models A1332, A1349

iPhone 4S
Models A1387, A1431

iPhone 5

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