Tag Archives: Hardware

Building an iPhone

Yesterday, I shared a post which gives an overview of what it’s like to work in an iPhone factory.

Today’s video shows how an individual can build an iPhone from scratch. It’s not exactly from scratch because parts like the logic board are sourced as an assembled product rather than as individual end components.

However, as the video shows, widely used hardware components are quick to commoditize. After this hardware commoditization, software remains the differentiator.

You can watch the 24 minute video below.


Following its recent expansion to start serving customers in Ankara, Mobilotoservis, our car repair and maintenance service which comes to you, launched its first hardware product.

The product is called MOSX and it’s an adapter which plugs into the on-board diagnostics (OBD) port of your car. The adapter uses Bluetooth to send information about the status of your car to the MOSX smartphone app. For the initial launch of MOSX, this information includes trip logging, driving feedback, fuel consumption and carbon emissions data, and the discovery of problems with your vehicle.

Using MOSX, Mobilotoservis is able to remotely diagnose the repair and maintenance needs of your car so that you don’t have to worry about them. Once it identifies a need, MOSX immediately informs the Mobilotoservis team. Mobilotoservis then gets in touch with you to resolve the issue remotely where possible or, for issues that can’t be addressed remotely, to serve you at the location of your choice.

While MOSX’s primary goal is to help Mobilotoservis better serve its customers in need of car repair and maintenance services, you can also use it as a standalone product for its trip logging, driving feedback, and fuel consumption and carbon emissions data sharing features.

I don’t have a car as I prefer to get around by public transport and taxi, but my wife’s car is currently equipped with MOSX. We’re beta testing the product. If you’d like to learn more about the device and be among its first users, you can visit this link.

The Mobilotoservis team also presented MOSX at the Webrazzi Summit last year. You can watch their full presentation in Turkish below. It runs roughly from minute 38 to 50.