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  1. DaveF

    Apple embraces self service repair

    You pay $200 to repair a four year old phone to keep using years five and six. Apple loses out on selling a $1000 phone. That's not a great profit motive. Repair money looks inconsequential or even detrimental to hardware and services profits.
  2. DaveF

    Apple embraces self service repair

    That said, on this topic — which I am not well informed and not well read — it seems the repair is great PR and is getting the necessary spin even from tech savvy people to keep politicians out of their affairs for a bit longer. Without actually giving anything up of value. And no one has made...
  3. DaveF

    Apple embraces self service repair

    The increasingly tight integration of hardware has benefits to us, the users. It leads to smaller, lighter, faster, hardware with longer battery life. I’d be willing to sacrifice ultimate speed on a desktop to have upgraded RAM. But obviously on iPhone and iPad and Watch, non-upgradeable...
  4. DaveF

    Apple embraces self service repair

    It means, in some estimations, that the announced repair policy for individuals is a big nothing burger because it's for the five people that can swap out an iPhone screen in their living room.
  5. DaveF

    Apple embraces self service repair

    Turns out, that’s not new, been around for a couple years already.
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