HELPP what is an ipod made out of?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by MEEEE, May 3, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    HEEEEEELP what materials are used to make an ipod??????what metal??what plastic???what procedure is taken to manufacture it?
     
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    ?

    Aluminum, metal? Plastic, plastic?

    Not sure any of us are a party to that info.
     
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  4. macrumors Core

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    plastic, metal.

    on a larger scale, you could say that an iPod is made out of materials, some man-made

    but just out of curiosity, whats the urgency?
     
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    hmmmmm i need to identify the materials used and the process of manufacture anyone???

    hey thanxx guys and thanx for the website seeing as i am an as level student i dont really understand such technical language!!
     
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    It's made of snips and snails and puppy dog tails.

    Except the pink mini. That's made of sugar and spice and everything nice.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ergonomics of interfaces?

    and what are the aecthetic considerations relatiing to proportion?:confused:
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    heyyy commonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn im serious.....
     
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    Well, people tried answering your question...what do you mean by wanting to know what it's made of and how the manufacturing process works, but you don't understand technical language. What do you expect people to tell you? Can you explain to me how *any* engineered product is made or from what without using technical language?
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yaaa ok finee use technical languagee pleaseeee urmm well i just need to know what the metal is for the back part of the ipod? and how they are processed? are they pressed? extruded?
     
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    I can't find it now, but somewhere on the wuhwuhwuh is a discussion with Ive about the case. From memory, the top shell is clear Lexan on white (or now black) ABS, the bottom is your basic cheesy stamped stainless sheet.

    [edit: here is a very brief version of his description. ]

    The translucent front is the most noticeable part of the case, so here's the link to the technology being used.
     
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    As Meowbot said, yes, the back is almost certainly a stamping.
     
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    Made me drool. Oh...how ambiguous!
     
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    urmmm helpp again pleaseeeeee

    what is te surface finish of product components?
    environmental/eco friendly material selection with regard to the sustainablity of materials chosen; life cycle of product??

    and last question....

    selection of materials in relation to build quality/cost??
     
  17. macrumors Core

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    so... let me guess, you're doing a report on the iPod, and want us to do the homework for you? :rolleyes:
     
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    1) Nobody here knows.
    2) You are getting annoying asking poorly defined and generally unanswerable questions. Repeatedly.
    3) The point of a homework assignment is to teach you to think for yourself, not simply beg answers off of other people.
    4) If you really want answers, learn how to write in a courteous and coherent manner, and send a letter to Apple. Be prepared to wait more than 10 minutes for the reply.
     
  19. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
     
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    emw

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    That was my first thought on the matter.

    Which, if the case, why not just be straight with us instead of whining on and on? Hell, we're all about being helpful so would probably jump to lend you a hand if you just said "Hey, I'm working on a report and could use a little help tracking down some information."

    Oh, and your keyboard settings shouldn't look like this:

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    Lesson number one, grasshopper. Inline spell checker. Use it. Love it. :eek: ;) :D
     
  22. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok i feel bad now sorry i thought it was obvious..... anyways i dont need anymore help soo just keep it cool... thanxx for all ur help.....
     
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    The iPod is made by dwarves.
    The process involves sacrifices to a Dark Lord, and much drinking of Kool Aide.
    There may be a rubber hose in there somewhere.. I'm not sure.
    More cannot be said.. "they're" listening!
     
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    emw

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    That would be the iPeed.
     
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    *makes Triumph voice*

    iKeed, iKeed!

    :D
     

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