Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Kid Earns $65K Selling iPod Parts in High School

 What a great story except for the cease and desist stuff...
"After a long day at school, the house phone rang and my mother answered. It's Apple and they want to have a word with you, she said. At the time, I was 16 and I had been hustling iPod parts to all parts of the world. 
"I'm not telling you this as an authority but as say, an uncle figure: you need to stop what you're doing," said the Apple attorney on the other end.
When I was 15, my 3rd...

Hacking the iPod: How I Earned $65K in High School Off Busted Apple Products

generation iPod had broken. This was a tragedy as music has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. With no funds to purchase a new iPod, I was determined to fix it. After scouring eBay, I purchased a logic board and read countless tutorials on how to crack open my iPod and surgically replace the logic board. 
The operation was successful and I felt triumphant – functioning iPod, new awesome skill as iPod-surgeon, and none of my music was lost. I grew very curious as to how frequently out-of-warranty iPods malfunctioned and simply required a new part or two."

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