Earlier today, our sister title Macworld UK brought you the first unboxing of the iPhone 3GS, now they've gone a step further and taken the iPhone 3GS apart, stripping away its parts, and discovering what's on the inside.

Macworld teamed up with Kyle Wiens, from iFixIt.com and the iFixIt team in California, who are analysing the parts.

Kyle has photographed the iPhone 3GS as it's stripped apart and we've scanned the logic board. So come with us as we discover what's inside the world's smartest smartphone.

Step 1: Thinking outside the box

First things first, we got it out of the box. Macworld UK has more detailed unboxing shots here.

Step 2: A loose screw

There are two screws underneath the iPhone. This makes it easier than many devices to get into.

Our colleagues at Macworld UK have stripped the brand-new iPhone 3GS apart to discover what's on the inside. Here's what they found.

Step 3: Suck it and see

A small suction cup is your best friend when it comes to removing the screen.

Step 4: Doing the number

The are seven numbered connectors on the logic board, up from the six on the 3G.

Step 5: More numbers

Connector number seven is in the lower right corner, just above the dock connector.

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Step 6: Cable guy

There are three cables holding the LCD and digitiser to the rest of the logic board.

Step 7: A phone in two halves

Here's the two halves of the iPhone 3GS. All the chips are hidden behind the large EMI shields.

Step 8: Do not remove

The fabled do not remove sticker. Removed.

Our colleagues at Macworld UK have stripped the brand-new iPhone 3GS apart to discover what's on the inside. Here's what they found.

Step 9: It's illogical

Removing the logic board.

Step 10: Here is the main logic board.

There's a lot packed into this shot. The Apple chip is the primary Samsung ARM processor. The 16GB of Toshiba flash memory are now on the front of the board.

Step 11: Flip side

The reverse side of the logic board.

Our colleagues at Macworld UK have stripped the brand-new iPhone 3GS apart to discover what's on the inside. Here's what they found.

Step 12: Power to go

The battery is listed as 3.7V and 4.51Whr. This comes out out to 1219 mAh, compared to 1150 mAh on the 3G. That's only a 6% increase.

Step 13: Assault on battery

The non-removable battery. Removed.

Step 14: Video

Video recording is a long-overdue feature of the iPhone 3GS. The 3GS records video at 640x480 resolution and 30 fps.

Our colleagues at Macworld UK have stripped the brand-new iPhone 3GS apart to discover what's on the inside. Here's what they found.

Step 15: Final parts

The final parts of the casing being stripped out.

Step 16: In all its glory

Here's all the parts. iFixit.com is now doing analysis and we'll have a detailed post-mortem later.

A more detailed analysis of the parts can be found here on the iFixIt.com website.