The iPhone 3G, unpacked and disassembled by Philip Elmer-DeWitt @FortuneMagazine July 10, 2008, 3:23 PM EDT E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons The folks at iFixIt didn’t waste any time. The Atascadero, Calif.-based Mac and iPod parts shop flew a technician to Auckland, New Zealand, to buy one of the first Apple AAPL iPhone 3Gs when they went on sale July 11 at 12:01 a.m. local time. No sooner had he unpacked it than he immediately set to work taking it apart. You can follow the somewhat unsettling sequence of events — dirty fingernails and all — here. Click on the image below to read the identifying marks on the chips.