MacRumors Giveaway: Win a New Mac Studio From GRID Studio

To celebrate the upcoming launch of the new Mac Studio from Apple, we've teamed up with GRID Studio to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a new M1 Max ‌Mac Studio‌ or one of GRID Studio's deconstructed Apple device art pieces.

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GRID Studio is known for creating art from vintage Apple devices that are an important part of Apple's history. Each device is disassembled, and the components are artfully displayed behind a glass frame that can be hung on the wall of any Apple fan.

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Because GRID Studio works with classic Apple devices, there won't be any deconstructed ‌Mac Studio‌ art pieces for sale for some time, but there are plenty of other offerings on the GRID Studio website, with prices starting at around $40 and going up depending on complexity.

The GRID 1, for example, is one of GRID Studio's most popular pieces because it features an original iPhone, perhaps the most important device in Apple's history. Priced at $400, the GRID 1 is often sold out, but GRID Studio has a new series of GRID 1 pieces coming later in March.

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Measuring in at 13x13x8, the GRID 1 features a torn apart ‌iPhone‌ with all of the internal components separated out and labeled so you can see everything that made the original ‌iPhone‌ so special at a glance. The shell of the ‌iPhone‌ 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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Each piece of GRID art highlights what was important about the featured ‌iPhone‌. With the $140 GRID iPhone 4S, for example, there's a clear look at the classic squared-off edges that Apple recently brought back for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13, along with the circular volume buttons and the A5 chipset.

If you have a favorite classic ‌iPhone‌, there's a good chance that GRID has taken it apart. In addition to the original ‌iPhone‌, there are also GRID pieces for everything up to the ‌iPhone‌ X, along with A-series chips like the A5X, the Apple Watch, the Magic Mouse, and more.

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The $269 GRID iPhone X is interesting because the ‌iPhone‌ X was Apple's first ‌iPhone‌ with a notch and the Face ID facial recognition system. You can see the ‌Face ID‌ components laid out next to other ‌iPhone‌ X parts like the dual-lens camera, Taptic Engine, and A11 Bionic chip.

Every GRID Studio piece includes all of the original parts of the device, but the company does 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 fun glimpse into Apple's history.

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One grand prize winner will receive an ‌M1 Max‌ ‌Mac Studio‌ with 10-core GPU, 24-core GPU, 32GB unified memory, and 512GB SSD, plus a GRID 1 that features the original ‌iPhone‌. A second prize winner will receive the GRID ‌iPhone‌ X, a third prize winner will receive the GRID ‌iPhone‌ 4S, and three additional winners will receive the GRID A5X.

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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 (March 10) at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on March 17. The winners will be chosen randomly on March 17 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

Top Rated Comments

jclo Avatar
10 months ago

Part of me always wonders about the legitimacy of these kinds of giveaways. There is very little transparency into how they are run, no real oversight to stop them from doing shady things. All we can do is hope that one day we end up being the lucky one.
Giveaways are run by me, MacRumors Senior Editor of 10 years. A company that wants to give away something to MR readers emails me, I write up a giveaway article, I create a giveaway widget in Gleam, and I publish. Giveaways run for one week, at which point I use the built-in Gleam random number generator to pick a winner. I email said winner, collect their contact details, and provide those details to the partner company to ship the prize. There is indeed oversight.
Score: 45 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rafterman Avatar
10 months ago
I never win crap.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Zandros Avatar
10 months ago
It's ironic how you need to enable third-party cookies on an Apple-focused site to participate in their competitions. You know they are blocked by default, right, Macrumors?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
QCassidy352 Avatar
10 months ago

I never win crap.
I’ve been on this site 19 years and haven’t won a thing… maybe I’m due?? ;)
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jclo Avatar
9 months ago

I'm happy you took time to respond and add some color to the matter, but the oversight I'm referring to is more about the transparency of the drawing / winner process. This is not an attack on MR by any means, but more just pure curiosity. In most cases the drawings are done behind closed doors and the winners are not made public. This means there's no way for the public to verify that the company holding the giveaway is following basic rules.

1.) How do we know the winner isn't an employee or relative of an employee of MR or the sponsor?
2.) How do we know that the winner didn't enter with multiple accounts to increase their odds?

That said - I do trust that MacRumors is not a shady business and I believe that you do everything you can to minimize any sort of issues like this. It's just not clear to me how the public can verify these things are followed.

Again - I want to stress I'm not talking about MacRumors specifically here but internet giveaways in general. They all follow the same pattern and I've always wondered what sort of oversight is in place to prevent a company from holding a giveaway and collecting thousands of email addresses and then either not delivering the product or delivering the product to a predetermined winner who is conflicted with the sponsor or company.
1. Employees, close relatives of employees, and sponsors are not allowed to enter. I suppose the best way to verify is to hear from MR readers who have won, and they do often comment on threads when questions like these come up. Like I said, I use RNG to pick the winner, so even if an employee entered, it's pretty unlikely their name would come up. It's obviously not 100% fool proof because I might not know if the second cousin of a sponsor entered, but there's no cherry picking of winners going on.

I do not publish the names of winners to protect their privacy and I don't have plans to change that at this time. I also make sure that nothing happens with the email addresses that are used to enter. We do not use them and we do not share them, with the exception of the winner's email address for shipping purposes.

2. Gleam has tools that detect this and it automatically filters out people who are entering with multiple accounts.

I can't speak to other internet giveaways, but ours are on the up and up. I have no incentive or reason to trick our readers and the effort and hours that I put into giveaways is entirely to get prizes for you all. I/we don't get anything else out of it. If you are suspicious about the motives of a site hosting a giveaway, including MR, I'd encourage you not to enter.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sir_Macs_A_Lot Avatar
10 months ago
As much as I am a fan of art...I'll be taking the M1 Max Mac Studio instead, please.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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