A lot of you (arguably smarter) people out there aren’t participating in iPad unboxing day today because you’ve ordered the 3G iPad. You are patiently waiting until later this month to get your 3G iPads and will smugly point out how much more awesome they are than the Wifi only versions.
Little has been said so far about the 3G version’s hardware, but today iFixit posts pictures of the internals which shed some light on Apple’s parts selection:
Infineon PMB 8878 X-Gold baseband IC.
Skyworks SKY77340 Power Amplifier Module
Three Triquint power amplifier / filters.
TriQuint power amplifiers: TQM616035A, TQM666032B, and TQM676031A. These are the same three chips that Apple used in the iPhone 3G nearly 2 years ago.
More images below from iFixit:
The 3G module resting in its place along the top left of the iPad
Modified 3G iPad casing and antennas:
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