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Working iPhone 6s Made From Parts Bought in China [Video]

Working iPhone 6s Made From Parts Bought in China [Video]

Posted April 13, 2017 at 5:38am by iClarified · 21383 views
Check out this video of an iPhone 6s being pieced together parts bought in the public cell phone parts markets of Huaqiangbei, China.

Scotty Allen, an American engineer, has spent about half of the past year and a half in Shenzhen, China, learning about the electronics manufacturing scene. His video offers an interesting look at the industrial markets, factories, and back alleys where iPhone parts are made and sold.

I’ve been fascinated by the cell phone parts markets in Shenzhen, China for a while. I’d walked through them a bunch of times, but I still didn’t understand basic things, like how they were organized or who was buying all these parts and what they were doing with them. So when someone mentioned they wondered if you could build a working smartphone from parts in the markets, I jumped at the chance to really dive in and understand how everything works. Well, I sat on it for nine months, and then I dove in.

Take a look at the video below and hit the link for more details...

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Sorkin
Sorkin - April 16, 2017 at 4:54pm
This video was great. It seems like a lot of work but was extremely satisfying seeing him complete the build.
M&MM
M&MM - April 13, 2017 at 8:55pm
And how much money did he spend for all of it?
M&MM
M&MM - April 13, 2017 at 8:56pm
oops, 300$? I missed that one... that's quite cheap! :-)
Mattt
Mattt - April 13, 2017 at 4:23pm
He spent a little over $300 if you're wondering
bennyballistic
bennyballistic - April 13, 2017 at 1:27pm
Just noticed that the video showed him buying a rear shell and it showed it as iPhone Model A1549. That would be an iPhone 6, not 6S.
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