How I Made My Own iPhone - in China

Наука и техника

I built a like-new(but really refurbished) iPhone 6S 16GB entirely from parts I bought in the public cell phone parts markets in Huaqiangbei. And it works!
How much did it cost? Answer here:
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.
More details at:
My Gear:
I shot it on this camera:
And also with this:
And recorded sound on this:
Collaborative editing software:
Email Newsletter:
Special thanks to everyone that helped:Ian Lesnet (, Jin Lin ( and, Helen, Frank, David, Wyman from G-Lon Cell Phone Repair School (, Charles Pax (, Patrick O'Doherty, Matt Turzo, Richard Littauer, the EFF, Bunnie Huang (, Sean Cross (, all the rest of my friends in China that have been supportive, and most importantly all the Huaqiangbei market sellers that were so generous with their time and advice!
#StrangeParts #iPhoneAdventures #China


  • Strange Parts

    Strange Parts

    Год назад

    How much did it cost? Answer here:

  • TheDaffiestDandelion


    2 дня назад

    It costed your time

  • Abhinav Negi

    Abhinav Negi

    3 дня назад

    Strange Parts New project, try upgrading an old Ipad to a newer version since apple has stopped providing updates to older models. Me and few of friends have Ipad 3 (30 pin model working condition) with good battery life and a working screen would help if somehow we could make use of that. I see lying around and just can’t throw a perfectly good gadget away and its too old to give to someone.

  • Julian fdschule

    Julian fdschule

    5 дней назад

    To save time : $ 300 for built-in parts + Cost of breaking components and so on = > 1000 $

  • der mabout Kanal feirer loloolol1mio

    der mabout Kanal feirer loloolol1mio

    16 дней назад

    1 lol

  • Spencer y.y. Huang

    Spencer y.y. Huang

    Час назад

    how did you installed the software?

  • kerim bağbak

    kerim bağbak

    7 часов назад

    20m izlenen videoya bak ak izlenmeyi gördüm bişey sandım üzgünüm eve gidince götüne sokacak galiba

  • itsrexohere


    9 часов назад

    If Linus tech watch this he will love it

  • كمر ليالي الحزينه Abdullah_Mustafa

    كمر ليالي الحزينه Abdullah_Mustafa

    12 часов назад

    من العراق او الوطن العربي لايك

  • Uğur Nalbant

    Uğur Nalbant

    12 часов назад

    Adam içerik sıçmış bide bizim boktan RUdownloadrlara bak

  • notdelicate


    18 часов назад

    ну так и сколько это все стоит???

  • Timo Klein

    Timo Klein

    День назад

    Am I the only person, who thought, that he is trying to get a job at Foxxcon?

  • Harsh Mittu

    Harsh Mittu

    День назад

    Who else is watching the video from their 6s

  • Zog Zog l'orc

    Zog Zog l'orc

    День назад

    Quel a été le coût total de ce téléphone à la fin.

  • Phạm Vỹ Hào RobloxVN

    Phạm Vỹ Hào RobloxVN

    День назад

    Why channel to Vietnamese titles but not all Americans haha

  • prabu ontoseno

    prabu ontoseno

    День назад


  • Oyun Tv

    Oyun Tv

    День назад

    hiç türkçe yorum yok 3 kişi yazmış anlamadım :D

  • mian kongzong

    mian kongzong

    2 дня назад

  • Ices Price

    Ices Price

    2 дня назад

    I thought I was watching a RUdownload video not a documentary

  • dieguoto


    2 дня назад

    No lo sé Rick...

  • Thunderbirds & Harry Potter Fan

    Thunderbirds & Harry Potter Fan

    2 дня назад


  • u_u55


    2 дня назад


  • u_u55


    2 дня назад

    His divice will exploideHis divice will exploideHis divice will exploideHis divice will exploideHis divice will exploideHis divice will exploideHis divice will exploideHis divice willHis divice will eHis divice will exploideHis divice will exploideHis divice will exploideHis divice will exploideHis divice will exploideHis divice will exploideHis divice will exploideHis divice willHis divice will e

  • 1MASTA


    2 дня назад

    Why Russian subtitle stoped, aaaa??

  • Alguem


    2 дня назад

    Strange parts: *create one iphone* Apple: This is illegal

  • aminect_academy


    2 дня назад

    great work bro

  • xgamer 35

    xgamer 35

    2 дня назад

    si el señor habla porque el titulo esta en español

  • juan miguel cota chambi

    juan miguel cota chambi

    2 дня назад

    viendo tu video aca desde bolivia 14/07/2019 y es impresionante usp q se ve complicado pero si es posible de hacerlo like buen video"!!

  • game x tube

    game x tube

    2 дня назад

    لاشئ مستحيل

  • Alexandru Novac

    Alexandru Novac

    2 дня назад

    Wow really cool i like it! You are very smart man i like you!

  • Game Là Dễ

    Game Là Dễ

    3 дня назад

    hay đấy , thật tuyệt vời

  • hopo hui

    hopo hui

    3 дня назад

    How much did you use for this project?

  • Fernando garnica

    Fernando garnica

    3 дня назад

    Cuando leí el título pensé que el contenido era español y resulta que es inglés Esos bastardos me mintieron.jpg

  • Fernando garnica

    Fernando garnica

    3 дня назад

    @Franck Espino jajaja

  • Franck Espino

    Franck Espino

    3 дня назад

    Yo tambien pense eso

  • Cristian Pacheco

    Cristian Pacheco

    3 дня назад

    hola,cual fue el costo total?

  • Yusuf Karabacak

    Yusuf Karabacak

    3 дня назад

    Aradığın Yavşağım ;)

  • Ethan Camaya

    Ethan Camaya

    3 дня назад

    6:19 Nigga

  • Villermont


    3 дня назад

    i guess the fingerprint sensor doesn’t work on your phone

  • Luis Sanchez

    Luis Sanchez

    3 дня назад Siento que ya estoy en la MAtrix 0_o!

  • Albani Baim

    Albani Baim

    3 дня назад

    gg subtitle indo nya

  • oz yoda

    oz yoda

    3 дня назад

    this is crap parts. only for one month work. and then all gone. i did same way. it is all crap.

  • KindGottes92


    3 дня назад

    Why do they make a phone that can be repaired so easily and then don't offer repair?

  • kion kim

    kion kim

    4 дня назад

    한국어도 들린 ㅎㅎ

  • FireSpike TV

    FireSpike TV

    4 дня назад

    Vai se duder rabai de gringo o canal nao e inglea nao eu acho

  • andriano mihael

    andriano mihael

    4 дня назад

    조립식 폰 나오깄네

  • Luis Mendoza

    Luis Mendoza

    4 дня назад

    El mercado negro de China no se comparada en nada al de Perú acá solo desbloquean celulares y te venden celulares robados, en chiná hay de todo csm

  • Ragga95


    4 дня назад


  • CategoriaOBB


    4 дня назад

    Primeiro Br a descobrir área desconhecida🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷

  • DiLux


    3 дня назад

    Issu memo

  • DiLux


    3 дня назад


  • vinicius_games360p Goes

    vinicius_games360p Goes

    3 дня назад


  • Gustavo Ribeiro

    Gustavo Ribeiro

    4 дня назад

    e nois caraio br

  • Super Saiyan Goku

    Super Saiyan Goku

    5 дней назад

    You've seen serpentza and laowhy86.

  • Shiro Venom

    Shiro Venom

    5 дней назад

    "Six S".. sex? 😂

  • Jorge Flores Lima

    Jorge Flores Lima

    5 дней назад

    Estos chinos van a conquistar el mundo además son muchos 🤓

  • ZuoHu Liu

    ZuoHu Liu

    5 дней назад

    3:40 One Mobile phone back cover sales 100 yuan,it is to expensive;you can try to haggle over the price.

  • drewski


    5 дней назад

    Did Chip Gaines leave fixer upper?

  • Patrik Dragun

    Patrik Dragun

    5 дней назад

    Ty aj vidíš cez tú šošovicu ?

  • m9q


    5 дней назад

    Ya lo vi youtube deja de recomendamelo !!



    5 дней назад

    Porque el titulo es en español

  • 李俊乐


    5 дней назад


  • Mehmet Demirci

    Mehmet Demirci

    6 дней назад

    Bir tane de bana yapsana

  • Ahmet Bağcı

    Ahmet Bağcı

    6 дней назад

    bu telefon yapmak değil ki telefon toplamak :)

  • Leo Bustamante

    Leo Bustamante

    6 дней назад

    Ah caray! c mamo 7w7

  • Stanley Wu

    Stanley Wu

    6 дней назад

    cool~請問花了多少錢買零件 還有多少時間~ 厲害

  • Marcos Blanco

    Marcos Blanco

    6 дней назад

    awesome video, subscribed

  • tiro mini

    tiro mini

    6 дней назад

    كل شيء موجود في صين إلا أمك وأبوك غير موجودين

  • Dree Fack

    Dree Fack

    6 дней назад

    Cuanto le habra salido , habla español reportense aquii like por faa jeje

  • Leo Bustamante

    Leo Bustamante

    6 дней назад

    Dree Fack xd

  • Anon Anon

    Anon Anon

    6 дней назад

    That's crazy. Not only do they have so many specific parts, but they also have the people that can do all those specific tasks.

  • Lorenzo Contreras

    Lorenzo Contreras

    6 дней назад

    Tirare todo alaverga no más tengo un desarmador y pegamento valgo verga como técnico.

  • slot game

    slot game

    6 дней назад

    я в ахуе 10:59 китайцы чипы ,кнопки и прочую мелочь продают стакаными как будто бабки продают семечки

  • Mun TaeHwan

    Mun TaeHwan

    6 дней назад

    재미있는 영상 감사합니다~ 그런데 이 영상에 왜 "싫어요"가 1.7만개 인지 그 이유를 모르겠다. 구독자 수 대비해서 많은 건가.. ㄷㄷㄷㄷ~

  • Nhất Duy Nguyễn

    Nhất Duy Nguyễn

    7 дней назад

    Chơi game tốt ko nhỉ

  • 摩西摩行者


    7 дней назад


  • 摩西摩行者


    7 дней назад


  • M ask

    M ask

    7 дней назад

    深圳市 华强北

  • Malan lk

    Malan lk

    7 дней назад

    Chinese people are very humble and honorable!

  • Matias Pilares

    Matias Pilares

    7 дней назад

    Ahora me voy hacer un s10 :v

  • Manuel Andrés Alcaraz

    Manuel Andrés Alcaraz

    7 дней назад

    No podrías hacer lo mismo con una macbook air por ejemplo?????

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