To the majority of consumers, smartphones are a closed box. You switch them on, charge them, use them, charge them again, and keep doing that until the urge to upgrade takes over. If they break, you take them in for repair (or use that as an excuse to upgrade). We never look inside, in fact, regular teardowns of smartphones reveal how difficult even opening them can be.
Scotty Allen is a geek, and one who spends a fair amount of time in China. When in Shenzhen, he couldn’t fail to notice the abundance of cell phone parts available to buy at the markets of Huaqiangbei. And of course, that led Scotty to wonder if he could make his own iPhone. Rather than leaving the question unanswered, he decided to find out.
The answer, as the fascinating video below reveals, is “yes, you can.”
Read more at: http://www.pcmag.com/news/353041/geek-builds-own-iphone-using-chinese-market-parts