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Which Apple product are you?

by oluffen5 / January 28, 2012 3:47 AM PST

If you could describe yourself as an Apple product, either old or new, which one would you be? What qualities do you have or wish you had and of course; why? Laugh

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apple product
by gilljhonson / March 13, 2012 11:46 PM PDT

Apple Mac Book Pro simply love it

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Which Apple product are you?
by StevenDilley / July 23, 2012 2:12 AM PDT
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Hello friends,

With all of the new electronics that are available among all of the different companies, these days, it is important to understand the differences between all of them and how you can save money because they all tend to run at a very expensive price. Buying your iPhone parts separately and putting everything together you can be a lot more economical that buying everything brand new. Though it can be more time-consuming; you will thank yourself later for saving so much money. The same goes for MacBook parts; the goal is to get the nice computer without completely emptying your wallet.

Best regards

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Not economical to purchase parts for
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / July 23, 2012 10:08 PM PDT

an iMac or iPhone to build your own, for a couple of reasons.

1. The parts are not available from Apple, the only supplier
2. The cost of those parts means that the Sum is greater than the whole.

Presumably you have never purchased parts for you car, the cost of all the parts on your average car would price that car at many thousands of (insert you own currency here) above the sticker price of the vehicle.


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Are you sure this is realistic? Do you do this yourself?
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / July 24, 2012 1:57 AM PDT

I really doubt you can piece together an Apple product together and let alone actually save money. Can you give me an example of where I can easily find parts for an iPhone or MacBook or even an iPad, so I can put it together?

Do you put together your HDTVs and Blu-ray players also to save money?

First for me time is money and if it takes me weeks to find or track down parts to piece together an iPhone (that is if parts are readily available) and hours to put the phone all together --granted that the parts don't add up to more than retail cost of the phone and it also works immediately after I solder all the part together with no mistakes, it's not worth it. Plus you have to know how to load the OS and give it an IMEI/serial number (which I have no idea how you would do that) --this will be required since carriers need this to authenticate the hardware so it will work with their system.

FWIW you can buy a Honda Accord all built and ready to drive from around $27,000, but if you were to piece together a Honda Accord by buying all the part for it and putting together yourself it will probably cost you 3x as much and that's not including the time spent to put it together and tools it's gonna cost you to DIY.

I'm sure what you state can be done, given that you can find the parts, but saving money? I think that is out of the question. Wouldn't you be better off buying a used or refurbished one?

Just my .02 worth.

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