MacRumors Contest: Win a deconstructed Apple device from GRID Studio

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with GRID Studio to give away MacRumors readers a chance to win a deconstructed original Apple device that has been transformed into a clever work of art. Grid Studio offers several prices for MacRumors readers, including a GRID 1 with the original iPhone, a Grid 3GS, a GRID 4S, a GRID Watch 1st Gen, and two Apple A7 chips.

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

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If you have a favorite iPhone generation, chances are GRID has taken it apart. There’s the original iPhone and nearly every subsequent iPhone up to the 2017 iPhone X. With each artwork, GRID separates each of the components and provides labels for the parts.

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With the original iPhone, for example, the device’s shell is shown alongside individual components that include the power button, headphone jack, speaker, logic board, circuit board, battery, etc. earpiece and other components.

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There are details on the dimensions of the original device and its weight, as well as a quote from Steve Jobs and a preview of the original interface. All of the different GRID options use the same general format, providing interesting insight into each component of a device as well as labeling to help you understand what you’re looking at.

GRID isn’t just focused on iPhones, offering teardowns of the Apple Watch, Magic Mouse, and even the A7 chip. The Apple Watch version shows and labels the heart rate sensor, flex cable, screen, main board, speaker, power button, battery and Taptic Engine, case and band serving as main centerpieces.

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Each part includes all the original parts of the device, but they do not use real batteries to avoid any problem of battery expansion or explosion with age. The GRID artwork is perfect for a desktop decoration or as a gift for an Apple fan. Disassembled devices are attractive to look at, informative, and provide insight into Apple’s history. Sizes vary, with frames measuring 13 x 13 inches or 11.7 x 16.5 inches.

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While GRID sells off-the-shelf designs from disassembled devices, the company is open to custom orders when demand permits. At this time, GRID does not currently provide teardowns of devices that are shipped.

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

Due to the complexity of international laws regarding gifts, only US residents aged 18 or over, UK residents aged 18 or over, and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to participate.. All federal, state, provincial and/or local taxes, fees and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the Prize winner. To provide feedback or more information on gifting restrictions, please refer to our Feedback section on the site, as this is where the rules discussion will be redirected.

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

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Harry L. Blanchard