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I would have to say as a proud mac owner, I really don't care that they use tamper resistant screws. I like the fact that if and when something breaks I can go while its under warranty and get it fixed for free, and have it come back looking good as new. And even though standard warranty is 1 year you can order apple care that lasts 3 years, and by then its time to upgrade anyways.. You simply sell old one on ebay for like 75% of what you bought it for and then spend just a little bit more to buy a newer much better one!
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As an ACMT my guess would be that Apple is putting those screws there to stop people from voiding there warranty. The screws on the bottom of my mid 2010 MBP are regular Phillips screws, the back-plate can be removed by people who aren't Apple certified if they would like to upgrade the RAM or HDD. However if the user tampers with anything else they are voiding their warranty, if Apple uses those pentalobe-screws people would be less likely to tamper with their devices and if people do try to mess with them chances are they don't have the right bit and will try to use the wrong bit and end up damaging the screw which would provide Apple evidence that the user tampered with the product.

IMO not really a big deal. People that really want to get into their devices will just buy the right kind of bits.
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As an ACMT my guess would be that Apple is putting those screws there to stop people from voiding there warranty. The screws on the bottom of my mid 2010 MBP are regular Phillips screws, the back-plate can be removed by people who aren't Apple certified if they would like to upgrade the RAM or HDD. However if the user tampers with anything else they are voiding their warranty, if Apple uses those pentalobe-screws people would be less likely to tamper with their devices and if people do try to mess with them chances are they don't have the right bit and will try to use the wrong bit and end up damaging the screw which would provide Apple evidence that the user tampered with the product.

IMO not really a big deal. People that really want to get into their devices will just buy the right kind of bits.
What would be your opinion on swapping my current MBP HDD for a SSD?
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What would be your opinion on swapping my current MBP HDD for a SSD?
OS X doesn't have TRIM support yet so I wouldn't get a SSD for a Mac unless you mostly use Windows.
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post #75 of 95
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A plastic pen and a lighter could very easily remove those screws.
would you be nice enough and PM me and explain how
heat it up and let the plastic flow into those, then unscrew?
post #76 of 95
Apple's constant abuse of its customers... and their continued fanatical support... is quite the phenomena.

Torx I can deal with, I've got those!

Side note: I still have my original iPod mini.
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Have drill bit, will travel.
Fail on Apple's part, once again. Wait, maybe they did this on purpose so they can retail the iScrewdriver so you can remove the iPentalobe screws. Nope, everyone just got screwed.
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post #78 of 95
I'll have to buy a kit of these pentalobe screws to update my current kit of fake security screws.

The Apple fanbots love this stuff. Of course Apple wants you to send the iPhone back, so they can check to see if you made it useful by Jailbreaking it, and then swap it with someone else's piece of garbage that was entirely abused, because Apple doesn't send you back what you send them. Then you have to go through the whole Jailbreaking to make it useful again. If they can't design a device in which people can swap out batteries, they need to get out of the game.
post #79 of 95
Oh lol use different screwdriver?
This is does make sense on apples behalf, just making sure people don't try to make fake insurance claims etc
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EDIT: nevermind I thought they were using tamper-proof TORX
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