is there anything in the iphone that APPLE actually made??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Derrick Velasco, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Derrick Velasco macrumors regular

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    I mean the processor is not there's, screen I think?
    I would like a simple answer please.
    And I know why they use companies like them.
    I just wanna know.
    Thanks
     
  2. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    there are VERY few companies that make their own hardware, its usually outsourced to smaller companies overseas
     
  3. Derrick Velasco thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well yeah but my question was has apple made anything apple made that's in iPhone.
    Example: like the battery (which I know isn't)
     
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  5. nima macrumors member

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    no. just there software. apple doesn't manufacture iPhones they just create the idea and send the prints to factories in China and they create it over there.

    Does that answer your question?
     
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  7. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    I don't think there's any Apple hardware, but the Apple software is what really counts in my opinion.
     
  8. Maxington macrumors 6502

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    Even so. I don't think I would want Apple proper making any of the components themselves. Best to focus on the 'user experience' and interface.
     
  9. HaroldC macrumors regular

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    good analogy. :)
     
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  11. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    Simple answer?

    Yes.
     
  12. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    More like Apple comes up with the recipe, but the baking is done in China.
     
  13. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    I think something will likely come of the new chip business IP they got recently.

    Likely Apple is out of the Mac chipset business, and just starting to get into the cellphone custom chip business.

    All those chips currently in cellphones will likely get stuffed into as few chips as possible. Apple likes doing that sort of thing, since the Apple //e and the VLSI days.
     
  14. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    Apple & P.A. Semi

    Well now that Apple owns P.A. Semi, I guess they'll make the processors that go in to the next generation iPhone.

    But like with anything else, P.A. Semi outsources their fabrication needs to semiconductor foundries for manufacturing.
     
  15. Max E Verde macrumors regular

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    Thats probably the best analogy. Apple writes the software, designs the outer shell and figures out what will go where and chooses parts from 3rd parties then send it to China
     
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  17. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

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    As others have said, no one 'makes' their own products now a day. Its just not cost effective.

    The exception to that rule maybe the Amish...
     
  18. Pak^Man macrumors regular

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    The "Aye-Phone".... Hahahahaha!
     
  19. born4sky macrumors 6502a

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    but it the same time amish don't make bottles for milk
     
  20. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    Yes,

    Their hardware engineers designed the logic board that houses all of the components on it. Next, with PA Semi under their belt, they will not only design that logical board, but they will be able to select individual chips, which companies normally can't do and must buy in the form of a SoC (system on a chip) such as the TI OMAP series.

    So, the current answer is yes, and the future answer is even more yes.
     
  21. pavvento macrumors 6502

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    The current answer is no. As you just said, the engineers designed the logic board. I take design to mean drawing on paper what it should be, not actually making it out of the products. Unless you mean design to mean design and manufacture.
     
  22. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    Well, it's readily known that they have no production facilities of their own, so they are not directly responsible for the physical product anywhere. I assumed that as a given in the wording of my answer. Given that they couldn't manufacture anything themselves, what they were solely responsible for in the design phase was the logic board.
     

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