ifixit.com / iphone parts are genuine or...?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by patrick1234, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. patrick1234 macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2008
    Hey, do you know from where ifixit.com have the iPhone parts?
  2. macingman macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2011
    I am pretty sure they are genuine (supplied by Apple themselves) correct me if I'm wrong.
  3. patrick1234 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2008
    do you think apple self sell it to ifixit.com? i can't imagine this
  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Why would this be difficult to imagine?

    Authorized non-Apple Service Providers clearly exist: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1434
    They could not function if they could not get parts from Apple.
    Therefore, there must be a way for non-Apple entities to get Apple parts.

    Does this prove that ifixit uses Apple OEM parts purchased from Apple (vs buying "third shift" parts from Apple' suppliers)? Of course not. The point is that it is possible, thus not difficult to imagine.
  5. Big Ells macrumors 6502

    Big Ells

    Jul 16, 2010
    London, UK
    I use a local guy in the UK to fix our company 3GS's the engineers have a habit of damaging and he told me you are unable to buy the original apple parts, but you can buy the OEM parts, so a replacement part made by the manufacturer of the original part.
  6. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    Only authorized Apple service centers use real parts. Everything else is an aftermarket copy - and these are NOT made by the same companies who make the parts for Apple. They are very strict with their suppliers, often having full time Apple employees on staff to both monitor quality and make sure this distribution of parts outside Apple's supply chain does not happen.
  7. M Quick macrumors 6502

    M Quick

    Nov 9, 2011
    Stockholm, Sweden

    In other words OEM = just as good as the original parts...
    OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer..

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