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Thread: Build an Iphone 3G S
09-01-2009, 05:30 AM #1Build an Iphone 3G S
I have read all over the internet that apple make a rather hefty profit from 3gs sales. And all over ebay and other websites there is every part for an iphone around to buy. so i was wondering would somebody be able to provide me with a full list of components in the Iphone 3G and the 3Gs. i will then go about buying the parts and building my own iphone. may even post video tutorials.
Last edited by brookey13; 09-01-2009 at 05:34 AM. Reason: missed something out
09-01-2009, 06:23 AM #2
Sure.. just like buying a car part by part.....
They can make money building the phone because they control the manufacturing of the parts. When you buy the parts however....
09-01-2009, 06:26 AM #3
i know that but certain websites have cheaper parts but i was just wanting the list so that i do not miss anything out. if i do build it i will post how much it costed me to buy and build. may even post a video of assembly. i get what you mean tho.
09-01-2009, 04:59 PM #4
I personally think buying each part will cost more than just the phone itself.
They over price the small parts simple because they can. I don't think I've actually seen every part there is for the iphone to buy in parts.
The main parts sure, but there are lots of little things which I don't know you'll find, such as the silver grills that cover the speaker/loud speaker/mic.
I could be wrong but maybe it would be better just buying a cheap borken iphone which has all the small parts and just replace the parts that need fixing.
09-01-2009, 05:08 PM #5
You will spend DOUBLE buying all the parts vs. buying the phone.
Apple buys the parts MILLIONS at a time, for example they can build a 3g or 3gs cheaper than you can buy the mainboard alone.
I added it up one day for the heck of it and came up with about $800 to build a 3g from scratch.
Mainboard (Mobo and Commboard)
Dock assembly (dock connector, microphone, speaker)
Headphone w/ flex cable assembly
Screws (can be ordered as a set)
Proximity sensor flex cable
Home button w/ flex cable
Have fun, your wasting your time.
Last edited by cpjr; 09-01-2009 at 05:13 PM.
09-01-2009, 08:12 PM #6
CPJR...you forgot to add adhesive strips
Add another 5.00 to your expense list
09-01-2009, 10:29 PM #7
yea this is not a good idea
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09-06-2009, 05:25 PM #8
Just go out and buy a 3gs as it will be cheeper3gs iPhone 32gb-Jailbroken factory unlocked
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09-16-2009, 07:04 AM #9
is everyone listening to themselves???How much is a logic board going to cost????? then you have a 100 lcd thats the phone itself. My advice if you had to post a question like that do not try and build a phone just save your money
09-18-2009, 12:22 PM #10
Well a cheaper option may be to buy damaged iPhones and take it from there but building from scratch is like wasting your time big time
09-18-2009, 12:54 PM #11
wouldnt there be some issue with it not being built by Apple, that it wouldnt have a serial number?So long, and thanks for all the fish
09-18-2009, 01:00 PM #12
brookey never had the motivation in the first place. He thought it was a good idea for all of 5 minutes. Then realised the parts wouldn't build themselves.
Kinda like a fat chick who joins a gym. She wants the end result, but doesn't want to go through the pain.To live, you have to lie
09-18-2009, 01:31 PM #13
good luck you will need it