Although the iPhone 4S has not even been officially released yet, the folks over at iFixit have managed to get their hands on Apple’s latest magical handset to begin their usual teardown.

While we already know most of what has changed inside the new iPhone 4S, iFixit provides additional details and a more thorough look at the device’s insides…

So far, iFixit has examined the battery and removed the logic board, revealing the new iPhone 4S to have a slightly larger battery.

The processor is 1GHz, like the iPad 2, but Apple has underclocked the processor to improve battery performance. A hack will likely be created via the jailbreak community for clocking the iPhone 4S back up to its full potential.

There is only 512MB of RAM in the device, not 1GB (as was rumored). The iPhone 4S also features a new 3G chipset, the Qualcomm MDM6610. The device’s display assembly is nearly identical to the GSM iPhone 4, while the logic board looks just like the CDMA iPhone 4. Apple seems to have blended the best from both designs.

  • Goodluck to everyone out there who pre-ordered their iPhone 4S! Hope you all get them a day early today!!!

    • Omar

      Won’t happen.

      • AbuJaffer

        It already has (for some people).

  • Jimmy

    I care less about the iPhone 4S than I do about hiding this fucking newsstand icon, I mean, wtf is with that !! The worst thing is that even with SBSettings installed I can’t hide it, it just doesn’t even show up on the list within the hide icons section of SBS.

    • DomPerignon

      Take it easy. It’s just a matter of time.Someone will find a way to get rid of that shit.

    • J-Bird

      NoNewsIsGoodNews is available in cydia now to remove the newstand.

      • Francesco

        +1

    • AbuJaffer

      The next update has to remove this fudging this. It’s just sitting there… uselessly… while I read a real newspaper…

  • Ihatemags

    Newstand is seriously the worst added app ever! Please someone find a way to get rid of it!!!

    • Husain

      NoNewsIsGoodNews
      It’s a tweak by Ryan Petrich, it should remove it. Hope that helps, haven’t tried it personally. 🙂

    • Husain

      ‘NoNewsIsGoodNews’ It’s a tweak by Ryan Petrich, it should remove it. Hope that helps, haven’t tried it personally. 🙂

    • AbuJaffer

      “Worst added app ever.” The added makes it true for once.

      • Francesco

        Just download the tweak… and it should hide just do it bro

  • kokhean

    The bigger battery is the cause for lesser standby time?

    • Ehaaaab

      *Like*
      But I don’t get it.. How does the 4S has an hour more on 3G and 100 hours less standby than the 4

      • Ehsan

        Same thing ive been wondering myself

      • This comment

        I think the components take more power in stand-by than the iPhone 4, but that is just a guess.

      • Weebsurfer

        Probably because of all the iCloud crap that happens in the background. The new notifications might be an issue on standby too. Meh.

  • Gus Me

    My phone was sitting in Kentucky for 2 days with no updates. This morning it gets an import scan. 2 whole days for that?! This didn’t happen with the 4. I don’t think itll be here by tomorrow 🙁

    • Ignacio

      That is it being in customs, mine just left an hour ago.

      • Gus

        Mine left about 30 minutes ago. Not a day early, but it looks like I’ll have it tomorrow unless something crazy happens between Kentucky and Florida and now and then…

  • Lol if someone broke theirs like when they first get it apple won’t fix it because it hasnt come out yet

  • If someone broke their iPhone 4s apple won’t fix it because it hasnt come out yet

  • If someone broke their iPhone 4s apple won’t fix it because it hasn’t come out yet

  • fdxgncgfn

    New stand will probably be the successor to Ping, probably going to end up #1 on list of top 2011 tech failures.