Released September 25, 2015. Model A1688/A1633. Repair of this device is similar to previous generations, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 64, or 128 GB / Silver, Gold, Space Gray, or Rose Gold options.

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Hi, I was surfing youtube when I found a video of a man who built his own iPhone 6s in china. So I am looking to do the same thing. If I where to do so, what parts would I need? (links would be greatly appreciated) I am very (brand) new to this so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Unless you have access to these Chinese markets yourself, it will not be worthwhile or cost effective to build your own iPhone 6S. You can buy a used phone for roughly the same price and have the peace of mind to know that it is completely original.

Otherwise, you can look at some of the main parts suppliers like iFixit. Start by going through the guides here to see what is involved in building your own.

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You can build almost anything from parts but it will cost you double to triple for the parts as opposed to buying it whole.

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I agree with Minho. Locatating parts can prove to be extremely difficult and time consuming. The main components are not an issue to locate,however, the logic board may be a challenge and will be expensive. If you’re looking for a project, I’d recommend starting with and older iPhone 5-6 disassembly. Would help get familiar with the components and the layout of the iPhone. If you can locate a frame that’s mostly assembled, it’ll make your project much easier but again, it will not be cost effective.

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Good point Alex. This can certainly be a fun project to do for someone who likes to tinker and wants to understand how these devices are assembled.

I'd love to have a backgrounder on your profile picture...are you showing that you completely eliminated that notch?

Don't forget to use the usernames (i.e. @refectio) when you want them to be notified within a comment or answer (unless you are directly answering them).

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@minho, thank you I'm new to the forum. Yes, my profile pic is a before and after. I specialize in frame repair, mostly Apple products due the fact that most of their products use aluminum frames it's easier to manipulate. Thank you for noticing.

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@balexjones Please develop your profile, you may have a lot to teach us ;-) And your profile picture lacks a point of reference.

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@mayer will do :o)! Point of reference?

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@balexjones well I have no idea of what it is except maybe a corner of a chair and a collage of whatever.

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Tried with severe damaged iPhone 5, no screen, rear case looked like it had been in a war zone. Luckily the logic board is totally intact.

Bought new screen, new case and misc minor parts, there are several dozen different clips, stickers, meshes that you can buy as sets, but there will always be one or two missing. For example the small holder next to the ALS screw hole.

Anyway after full assembly, the phone booted fine, all performance parameters normal, including RF and actually passed Genius Bar warranty check and got a new battery.

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Despite the successful result, I do not recommend it. It is basically impossible to get an undamaged and unlocked MLB, even harder if you want a pairing Touch ID, not to mention you CANNOT buy junk boards and hoping to scavenge parts and come up with a good board, all the major chips are encrypted as a set. The misc parts are difficult to collect and you definitely won't know the whole list without actually disassembling a few phones and be able to read Chinese shopping websites. These sites usually don't do international shopping and single order for a 5-cent part then $50 shipping is nonsense, especially when you need to order from several different sites and pay for shipping for individual orders. Unless you actually is Chinese and live in China, or want to spend $1000 and months of hassle just because you can, this is not for you.

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