As you already know, iFixit has published the results of their 3rd generation iPod touch teardown. After poking around, they have come across two very interesting discoveries. Tucked inside the shiny exterior is a newer one of Broadcom's chips that supports 802.11n Wi-Fi protocol where it used to only support 802.11g. Possibly more interesting, however, is what they didn't find.
Not long after Steve unveiled them to the world, iFixit got their hands on one of the new iPod touches and did what comes naturally to them: cracking it open and gawking at it's insides after dismantling it down to it's core components. Luckily for us, they posted pictures of the entire process for us to gawk at too in the form of a tear-down walkthrough.
iFixit has posted all of its disassembly pictures of the iPhone 3G. If you recall, iFixit traveled to New Zealand in order to be the first to completely disassemble the phone. They ended up being #4 and were able to take some remarkably good photos of the take-apart. iFixit is currently attempting to document all the chips in use on the phone. The first one they've identified is an Apple-branded Samsung ARM processor. Additional identifications will follow throughout the day.
Based on what we've seen, we know the iPhone 3G is going to be super-shiny and cool-looking on the outside (Apple products have that tendency), but inquiring minds still want to know what the insides look like, and more specifically, what parts are inside there and how they can be tinkered with if the need arises. If you share that curiosity, iFixit will be hosting a live tear-down of the iPhone 3G straight out of New Zealand immediately after it's launch.