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Old Apr 25, 2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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Apple Specifications Database?

Hello everyone I am doing a project for college and need to make a phpmyadmin database of all apple product specifications. I am having a hard time finding this database. I have emailed many websites and also mactracker creator to try and obtain the database. No one has gotten back to me. Anyone have any ideas on how or where I can get a database?
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Old Apr 25, 2013, 01:34 PM   #2
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No one is going to give you a database that contains all of the specifications. You'll need to do the legwork yourself.

Check out wikipedia, everymac and apple-history. You should be able to see the models and create your own database
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Old Apr 25, 2013, 01:41 PM   #3
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No one is going to give you a database that contains all of the specifications. You'll need to do the legwork yourself.

Check out wikipedia, everymac and apple-history. You should be able to see the models and create your own database
I know they probly think im gonna compete with them, But it's honestly only for a school project. The data is easy to find but I don't wanna waste weeks doing data entry when I can use someone elses database.
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Old Apr 25, 2013, 01:50 PM   #4
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So in other words, you want someone else to do your homework for you.
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Old Apr 25, 2013, 01:55 PM   #5
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So in other words, you want someone else to do your homework for you.
My homework is not building a database, My teacher tells us to use a database thats already built and not to waste time on data entry. My project is more of building a website and using MYSQL/PHPMYADMIN.
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I know they probly think im gonna compete with them, But it's honestly only for a school project. The data is easy to find but I don't wanna waste weeks doing data entry when I can use someone elses database.
Well reach out to those people and see, but to be honest, I don't think any organization will hand out their specification database. For instance EveryMac's claim to fame is the database that holds all the mac models. Thy spent a lot of time and money compiling and entering the information. They're not about to give it away.
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Old Apr 25, 2013, 03:21 PM   #7
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Talk to the developers of the MacTracker.
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No one will give you their database- that is proprietary information that took them in some cases years to develop. I would create a simple database, and then just copy and paste the data from apps/sites like mac tracker or mac history.
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My homework is not building a database, My teacher tells us to use a database thats already built and not to waste time on data entry. My project is more of building a website and using MYSQL/PHPMYADMIN.
So, you can use any database then? Why don't you go download any number of public databases? You could download dbSNP.
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 01:06 PM   #10
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Thanks for the insight guys, I guess I will make a simple database and just copy and paste the info I need. I can focuse on macbook pro and macbook air.
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1) phpMyAdmin isn't a database
2) No such databases exists. However, you could probably screen scrape Wikipedia for Apple products and their specs (Wiki has specs on almost every product - past and present).
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It wouldn't be too hard to parse everymac, just tedious.
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