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For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with GRID Studio to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a deconstructed original Apple device that's been turned into a clever art piece. Grid Studio is offering several prizes for MacRumors readers, including a GRID 1 featuring the original iPhone, a Grid 3GS, a GRID 4S, a GRID Watch 1st Gen, and two Apple A7 chips.

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GRID Studio takes older Apple devices that are important to Apple's history and disassembles each one, displaying the components artfully behind a glass frame. Prices for GRID's pieces start at $40 for an A-series chip and go up to $400 for the original iPhone, but there are all kinds of options priced at around the $200 mark.

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If you have a favorite iPhone generation, it's likely that GRID has taken it apart. There's the original iPhone, and nearly every subsequent iPhone up to the 2017 iPhone X. With each art piece, GRID separates out each of the components and provides labels for the parts.

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With the original iPhone, for example, the shell of the device is displayed next to individual components that include the power button, headphone socket, speaker, logic board, circuit board, ear piece, and other components.

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There are details on the dimensions of the original device and its weight, along with a Steve Jobs quote and a look at the original interface. All of the different GRID options use the same general format, providing an interesting look at each component in a device along with labeling to help you figure out what you're looking at.

GRID doesn't only focus on iPhones, offering tear downs of the Apple Watch, the Magic Mouse, and even the A7 chip. The Apple Watch version displays and labels the heart rate sensor, flex cable, display, main board, speaker, power button, battery, and Taptic Engine, with the casing and band serving as the main centerpieces.

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Every piece includes all of the original parts of the device, but they do not use real batteries to prevent any issues with the battery expanding or exploding with age. GRID's artwork is perfect for an office decoration or as a gift for an Apple fan. Disassembled devices are attractive to look at, informative, and offer a glimpse into Apple's history. Sizes vary, with the frames measuring in at 13 x 13 inches or 11.7 x 16.5 inches.

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While GRID sells readymade designs from disassembled devices, the company is open to custom orders when demand allows for it. At the current time, GRID is not currently providing deconstruction of devices that are shipped.

To enter to win our giveaway for one of GRID Studio's art pieces, use the Gleam.io widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, following us on Instagram, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older, UK residents who are 18 years or older, and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. All federal, state, provincial, and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

The contest will run from today (February 11) at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on February 18. The winners will be chosen randomly on February 18 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Deconstructed Apple Device From GRID Studio
 

erikkfi

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I don't do any social media stuff at all, so I never have a chance at these. But they are super cool - I love Grid's work.
 
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AppleInLVX

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I'd class this kind of thing as the perfect gift. I'd probably not buy one for myself, but I'd love to have one as a gift. Count me in! :)
 
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nice giveaway MR! sorry @TheYayAreaLiving ? @beach bum @julit0 - better luck next time :cool::cool:
nice giveaway MR! sorry @TheYayAreaLiving ? @beach bum @julit0 - better luck next time :cool::cool:
@ratspg @julit0 Throw your hat in the ring. ?

This is such a nice giveaway. I always wanted one.

Wow! You beat me and @beach bum. Nicely done! Congratulations! I was not expecting MacRumors to do two giveaways on a single week. Well deserved. Let's get it!
 

UltimateSyn

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I entered! I got a framed iPhone 4S from them (my first iPhone model) and it's awesome.

I don't do any social media stuff at all, so I never have a chance at these. But they are super cool - I love Grid's work.
An email and a forum username gets you 2/6. A YouTube account gets you another entry. Actually, I think with the Instagram/YouTube/Facebook links you don't even have to be signed in, just click them.
 

ultrafiel80

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The GRID 1 would be what I'm most interested in. It is always sold out on their website though, so it would be amazing to get one out of this contest. I have an original iPhone stored away (still works), but I'd love to be able to have this hanging on a wall.
 

Reggaenald

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So, because of Brexit you „can“ now ship to the UK as well.(?)
At least something positiv for them Brits, but funny how that works.
Anyway, great idea. Too bad they can’t use the batteries for these displays, at least for the Apple Watch it would have been great context.
 
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