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Man queues overnight to buy iPhone 3GS... and take it to bits

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Crazy iFixit.com CEO Kyle Wiens arrived in London from California yesterday with the intention of queueing overnight to ensure he was first in line this morning to buy an iPhone 3G S.

No mere fanboy, this guy wanted the handset to being among the first geeks around the globe to disassemble Apple's faster, more capacious handset. Kyle, we salute you.

Kyle's undoubtedly catching forty winks, but here are a selection of his snaps taken during his handset autopsy this morning.

iFixit open iPhone 3GS

Two small screws by the dock connector and seven clips hold the 3GS' two halves together

iFixit open iPhone 3GS

Three cables - for the LCD, the digitiser panel and the earpiece - have to removed to break up the handset

iFixit open iPhone 3GS

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