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Excuse me if I'm late, but...


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post #62 of 95
A bigger company has made it, not sure if anyone has posted this yet
http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/10375...r-iphone-4.htm
    
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anyone with any idea of anything can melt plastic into that hole..........take that mold to a machine shop and have something made.........crap like this is why companies charge so much for their stuff...they want to keep trying to get people out
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What about those little filaments that some OEMs put into their laptops/etc? If you open the case the filament breaks, signaling to the mfg that you broke it open, thereby breaking the warranty.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Siigari View Post
What about those little filaments that some OEMs put into their laptops/etc? If you open the case the filament breaks, signaling to the mfg that you broke it open, thereby breaking the warranty.
I wouldn't care if the thing has got more than a year. Most warranties against factory failures get void after six months.
   
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post #66 of 95
This is lousy, Apple are bunch of wank3rs. It's not like it's going to be long till the mass produce a screw driver which will fit it, waist of time and money for both parties.
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post #67 of 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by alex98uk View Post
It'll dissuade your average joe.



They most likely did it in response to products being returned under RMA, having been damaged by idiots trying to fix their own computers. As has been said, it's not hard to still get in, but it dissuades those who don't really know what they are doing from having a bash at computer repairs.
Yeah, but then they just keep the computer and charge them to return it. No excuse to stick these screws on devices.

For instance, someone wants me to replace the front and back black parts of the iPhone 4 with white parts. I can do, no problem. It's a simple task. But with those screws I won't be able to. That, is annoying.
    
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Could you imagine where we would be if car companies tried pulling this crap in the 50's and 60's?
Actually, they did, in their small ways - like in the early 60's when Pontiac used Clutch Tip screws, and later, when they started using Torx screws to keep people from removing the seat belts. Of course, these tips became part of standard screwdriver kits, so they were no longer "tamper proof".

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They don't want us to own the products we purchase from them they would be happy leasing and licensing everything.
The government loves this, because it drives up taxes. Like your iPhone batter dies, look at the loot the Government scores in taxes with the over$100 (plus shipping, which is taxed); while having a proper, user replaceable battery would mean competition, driving prices down, and the Government wouldn't score as much loot on $20...
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Things that remain user replaceable (at least on macbooks) remain user replaceable. Namely RAM and Hard Drive.

The battery in those things are pretty delicate/thin. I would not want people attempting to remove it by themselves, breaking it, and coming to the Store wanting warranty repair.
 
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Things that remain user replaceable (at least on macbooks) remain user replaceable. Namely RAM and Hard Drive.

The battery in those things are pretty delicate/thin. I would not want people attempting to remove it by themselves, breaking it, and coming to the Store wanting warranty repair.
The bottom line is, it's not your place [or apple's either] to make that decision on behalf of the consumer. I enjoy actually owning the devices I pay money for. If I want to attempt a repair / replacement, I ought to be able to. I should also be capable of living with the results, whether or not they're favorable.
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