Expensive, pricey and not fit for the purpose -- Apple's repair programme is rubbish too
iFixit has rubbished Apple's latest "improvements" to its DIY repair programme so that it can heal borked MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops equipped with M1 chips (including the Pro and Max). The problem is that Apple has managed to make its gear even less repairable than ever before.
iFixit rubbishes the whole operation
While the Tame Apple Press has been telling the world+dog how wonderful their favourite company is for allowing fanboys to repair phones that they have paid a fortune for, those who know about repairing kits say the scheme is rubbish.
iFixit co-founder and CEO Kyle Wiens has exposed how companies including Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft manipulate the design of their products and the supply chain to prevent consumers and third-party repairers from accessing necessary tools and parts to repair products such as smartphones and laptops.
iFixit gives them a good repairability score
Now that Google's affordable Pixel 3a smartphones are released, it was just a matter of time before they get a teardown by iFixit, giving them a good repairability score.
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iPhone XS and XS Max have started reaching their early adaptors, and at the same time iFixit managed to dismantle it and tell us which chips are inside of the precious overpriced phone.
It is just the same, only more expensive
If you are thinking of buying an iPhone 8 you might as well save your money and buy an iPhone 7 as it has pretty much the same internals, according to tear-down experts Ifixit
iFixit teardown spills the glue
Samsung's newest flagship fablet will be a bugger to repair and will need to be sent back to the manufacturer most of the time if anything goes wrong.
Full of glue
IFixit have managed to prove that you really don’t get what you pay for when it opened the back of Apple’s Surface knock-off the iPad Pro. Apparently you pay for a lot of glue to hold it all together and make it impossible to fix.
App pulled from store for pulling to bits
Fruity cargo cult Apple is furious that the tear-down outfit iFixit has dared to take the back off its shiny toys and reveal the outrageous profits the company is charging.