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Apple is replacing screws in iPhones to make them impossible to open

Discussion in 'Technology' started by surfsupl, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Jan 20, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    surfsupl

    surfsupl [OP] Well-Known Member

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    This is a little sleazy: if you bring your iPhone 4 in to Apple to get it fixed, it's likely to come back with new screws on the bottom. Screws that are impossible to get through unless you've got Apple's weirdo screwdriver.
    This is to make it impossible to open the iPhone and tinker around inside it. Granted, most people have no real reason to ever do this, but a key part of ownership of something is having the ability to do what you want to it. By changing something you own in such a way after you've bought it, Apple is removing your ability to fully use your product.
    Luckily, you can buy the fancy screwdriver online for a mere $10, if you really want to get in there.
    iFixit via Gizmodo
     
  2. Jan 20, 2011 at 10:15 PM
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    Toph

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    Seems like the only people who win are the people who made the screws and screwdriver
     
  3. Jan 21, 2011 at 10:02 AM
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    This is news?
     
  4. Jan 21, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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    Any pix of the screws? Maybe torx screws? They were prevalent on older mac machines for a while.
     
  5. Jan 21, 2011 at 10:13 AM
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    Click the link in the OP that says Gizmodo.
     
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