Apple products are absurdly difficult to work on now, but if this introduce this… 16


Apple products are absurdly difficult to work on now, but if this introduce this new screw, it should be all the reason people need not to buy another Apple product. Why does Apple feel the need to put stuff together with fasteners like this and the dumb penta-lobe screws they use now.  Given the way their devices are built it usually easy to determine if someone has messed with it and while something is covered by warranty, people will just bring it in for repair/replacement. Once it's out of warranty it shouldn't matter. 

We need a right-to-repair for Apple products!

Apple could screw over iPhone repair shops with crazy new screw design
People who think Apple (AAPL) products are difficult to repair now haven’t seen anything yet. A Reddit user named “thrownawayyesok” has posted a pictur

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16 thoughts on “Apple products are absurdly difficult to work on now, but if this introduce this…

  • Andrew McDonald

    When will consumers get it through their heads that Apple is no different from any other corporation. 

    You are a $ to Apple. Nothing more. They are not the great savior, come down the mountain to make our lives better. They just figured out our weaknesses and have pressed them to their advantage. 

  • Andrew McDonald

    When will consumers get it through their heads that Apple is no different from any other corporation. 

    You are a $ to Apple. Nothing more. They are not the great savior, come down the mountain to make our lives better. They just figured out our weaknesses and have pressed them to their advantage.

  • Melina M

    +Lawrence Guzzetta do you do all maintenance and repairs to your car yourself, or do you take it to a shop because they know what they're doing and have all the specialty tools that you don't have? And have you ever seen a screw head that looks even remotely like that?

    To put things in perspective, think about an iPhone vs. Android phone two years from now. The battery life on both devices would probably be probably pretty abysmal after two years, so you'd want to replace the battery with a new one. On the Android phone you just pop the back cover off and swap in the replacement battery. On the iPhone you'll have to buy a bunch of specialized tools that have no other purpose, extricate a battery that's been glued in while making sure not to disturb anything on top of it, and then install an aftermarket battery (since I don't think Apple consumers can buy factory parts). Sounds pretty annoying for fixing a simple problem, doesn't it?

  • Melina M

    +Lawrence Guzzetta do you do all maintenance and repairs to your car yourself, or do you take it to a shop because they know what they're doing and have all the specialty tools that you don't have? And have you ever seen a screw head that looks even remotely like that?

    To put things in perspective, think about an iPhone vs. Android phone two years from now. The battery life on both devices would probably be probably pretty abysmal after two years, so you'd want to replace the battery with a new one. On the Android phone you just pop the back cover off and swap in the replacement battery. On the iPhone you'll have to buy a bunch of specialized tools that have no other purpose, extricate a battery that's been glued in while making sure not to disturb anything on top of it, and then install an aftermarket battery (since I don't think Apple consumers can buy factory parts). Sounds pretty annoying for fixing a simple problem, doesn't it?