Yes, he saved few greens in this whole process but didn’t get the Apple Care. Scotty Allen has spent his last few months in Shenzhen, China, making his own iPhone 6S from parts he purchased in the cell phone repair markets of Huaqiangbei.
While there were dozens of parts required, the major ones were the logic board, screen, battery, and casing. The iOS software came pre-installed on the logic board he obtained and he estimates the cost to build his iPhone was approximate US$300, So here you go our first consumer advice, travel to China and make your own iPhone and you will save heavily. Do you want information on cheap flights to China as well?