Apple's new iPad Air earns low repairability score from iFixit

By on November 1, 2013, 4:00 PM

Better keep your fingers crossed that your new iPad Air doesn’t break because if it does, it’ll be tough to repair it on your own. Teardown specialist iFixit got their hands on the new slim tablet, tore into it with reckless abandon (ok, maybe not so reckless) and gave it a repairability score of two out of 10 (10 being the easiest to fix).

The team found that, just like with previous iPads, the front panel is glued to the rest of the device which greatly increases the chances of breaking the glass during repair. Furthermore, the LCD has sticky foam tape adhering it to the front panel, increasing the chances of shattering it during disassembly. You also can’t access the front panel’s connector until you remove the LCD.

Once inside, there is gobs and gobs of adhesive holding everything in place. iFixit said this was the most difficult battery removal procedure they’ve seen in an iPad to date.

On the positive side, the team found the LCD was easy to remove once the front panel had been taken off. What’s more, the battery is not soldered to the logic board so replacing it will be a little bit easier in that regard. Just be careful when doing so as it’s extremely thin and apparently, very flexible. There’s not much good that can happen when a battery gets warped or punctured.

Given the poor repairability score, you’re likely best off taking the iPad Air to an Apple Store or other authorized repair shop should something need replacing.




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kuroiei kuroiei said:

Ah, the times when repair = replacement. How rich and resourceful we are nowadays. To be honest - for me, a tinkerer and "let-me-have-some-fun-with-it-guy" it's kind of sad, that new equipment is tough to repair. But on the other hand - that's what we get for miniaturization, I guess.

coppersloane coppersloane said:

Only Apple computer I ever owned, a MacBook, I smashed with a hammer. Why? Because after I spilled a bit of my drink on it and realized I couldn't just pop the keys off and do a clean up, the Apple store told me I'd have to send it in for repairs, which would take 10 business days. Given that I had a deadline soon, I was pissed. Swore off Apple products since that debacle and I don't regret removing myself from their closed ecosystem.

1 person liked this | captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

I'm surprised Apple just doesn't fess up and divulge that it isn't designed to be repaired......, EVER! You throw it away, or pawn it off on an unsuspecting relative or "friend" after a year or so, then buy yourself the new model.

Although, "fess up", doesn't really sound like Apple's style, does it?

CraigJ CraigJ said:

Repairability = externally accessible fasteners, more complex structures (or simpler), etc. Repairability by amateurs will generally result in a bulkier and heavier device, all other things being equal. It's a trade off. Personally I don't have time or the inclination to try and repair an iPad or a cell phone, on the other hand I did completely disassemble my 2013 Mac Mini and add two new hard drives.

The bottom line is that iFixit gets irritated because they make money selling tools and kits...

JC713 JC713 said:

I wonder if the only way to manufacture slim devices. It seems like any slim tech uses tons of glue.

1 person liked this | captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

Repairability = externally accessible fasteners, more complex structures (or simpler), etc. Repairability by amateurs will generally result in a bulkier and heavier device, all other things being equal. It's a trade off. Personally I don't have time or the inclination to try and repair an iPad or a cell phone, on the other hand I did completely disassemble my 2013 Mac Mini and add two new hard drives.

The bottom line is that iFixit gets irritated because they make money selling tools and kits...

This is a bunch of fanboi BS. Apple products were never designed for consumer servicing. The Mac Mini has to be pried apart by wedging putty knives between the case and the chassis. They've even tried to make most of their parts proprietary, so they can sell replacements at 2x (or so), the prevailing rates for PC replacement parts. "Universal Plug and Play" really cramped their style.

With PCs in standard cases PC, I typically yank HDDs out and lay them on the floor of another PC, just to transfer data. I hadn't felt the slightest inclination to post about it until now , since it's a rather unremarkable accomplishment. Five minutes or so at the most, with no warranties voided . But then, "I just changed two HDDs in a Mac Mini", became a "shout it to the hills" affair. Since everything is getting a qualification attached, let me say I fully realize I can't fit a PC in my pocket.

My suggestion to you is this, go take your iPhone or iPad apart and put it back together using tools you purchased someplace other than iFixit, before you start screaming about bias or ulterior motive.

It's really this simple, the price tag goes up on throwaway electronics every year, and Apple products are certainly no exception.

Oh, and read post# 4 in this thread.

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Anyone interested in DIY repair ability, knows not to buy Apple iProducts. It has been this way for a decade, if not longer.

1 person liked this | captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

Anyone interested in DIY repair ability, knows not to buy Apple iProducts. It has been this way for a decade, if not forever

Fixed!

Now I'm picturing something like the carousel scene from "Logan's Run", except it's iPhones and iPads floating up to their doom, while all the fanbois, (& fangurls), are collectively shouting "renew, renew, renew"!!

SNGX1275 SNGX1275, TS Forces Special, said:

Look at your comments. Now think about them. The bottom line is you aren't going to have a repairable tablet. To make a repairable tablet it will have to be thick and heavy, there is simply not a way to make ones as light and thin as they currently are, and have them repairable. Was there not just an article about how terrible the latest Surface tablet is to repair?

This is not Apple's fault, its not Microsofts' fault, it is everyone that drives the market for lighter and better (so.. us).

To the guy that smashed his mac with a hammer after spilling something on it - dude... you didn't think things through.

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

....[ ]....This is not Apple's fault, its not Microsofts' fault, it is everyone that drives the market for lighter and better (so.. us)....[ ]...

Dude, you understand of course, that it's fashionable to be pissed off at your drug dealer.....:oops:

2 people like this | Guest said:

I bought a tablet, and wanted to repair it instantly. It was working, but I just wanted to repair it! I couldn't do it, there was so much glue! So I threw it out of the window! Now I don't buy tablets, I only buy old clocks. I can repair them again and again, and they still don't work! It's such an eternal joy. Much better than a tablet that works without repairing.

Adhmuz Adhmuz, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Why is it every time a new Apple product come outs there's a review of its repair-ability and its always best to just throw away the stupid thing because it won't ever look like it did before if you even get it back together. Oh wait, because it's Apple... Right. So what's the problem? It's simple, don't buy Apple products if you plan on servicing your own hardware.

SNGX1275 SNGX1275, TS Forces Special, said:

At least the comments are similar on both sides, but the Apple bashers here are absent in these articles:

Surface Pro Gets Worst Possible Reparability Rating from iFixit:

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Surface Pro 2 Repairability Marred by Gobs of Adhesive and Over 90 Screws:

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Actually in the SP2 article..

So who cares? I would rather have a device that will not fall apart, over that of easy repair-ability. Especially when the device is a mobile device. Has anyone noticed how dilapidated some devices can get, when they are only held together by a few screws? With all my listed cons to owning a MS Surface Pro, this is not one of them.

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Actually in the SP2 article..
And your point?

Read all my comments, and you know where I stand. I would rather have a device that will not fall apart, than have easy repair ability. If the device just has to be confined to a small form factor, it is evident the device will not have easy repair ability. And my comment above was not bash the device, it was a bash the dumbbutts who think they are going to get easy repair ability in an iProduct (and if it makes you feel better add Surface to the list). I'm not sure why you added my comment to your defense for Apple. Just don't make the mistake of suggesting I'm an Apple basher for the sake of being one. Because if that was true I'd have three times the post count I do. I understand you like Apple. That is quite evident because you seem to spend all your forum time defending Apples name.

Deep down, I'd rather not have either of these devices, so you can't label me as bashing one over the other. I'm bashing them both. And with all my comments against Windows 8, that should be outstanding evidence. At least there are screws in the Surface Pro 2, but give it a few more years as they train there builders how to use glue. Meantime I will spend my money on something a little more substantial with repair ability some what easier (without win8).

1 person liked this | SNGX1275 SNGX1275, TS Forces Special, said:

There wasn't really any point, you just were the only person that posted in both threads.

You will end up waiting forever if you think that eventually there will be small devices that are self repairable.

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

You will end up waiting forever if you think that eventually there will be small devices that are self repairable.
So true!

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

So true!
There is a core logic which with to approach this topic. You can't possibly build one of these devices by hand, why would you expect it to be easily repairable by hand?

The fact is, even a desktop has limited repair-ability, which is why it's a modular device. "I fixed my desktop", translates to, "I popped in a new HDD, to replace one that failed". You certainly aren't going to be replacing the heads, or even doing a component replacement on the circuit board. So bottom line is, you could characterize a desktop as, "throw away devices", also. You just throw them away, but it a piecemeal manner.

But when you're dealing with a phone or tablet, all the parts are integrated, the storage memory is soldered to the board, there is no "HDD", or "RAM" to replace, it's a single part, with a screen plugged into it.

So, if you're not going solder a replacement chip into a desktop board, what level of delusionality, does it take to think you're going to fix your own phone?

So, "iFixit" is simply pandering to pseudo intellectuals who haven't come to grips with the fact that virtually all electronic devices today, are throwaways. If they're not, "a throwaway", then they're designed to be thrown away module by module.

Apple got bashed in this thread, as per our protocol, but who on earth thinks a Samsung "Galaxy" would fare any better in in iFixit's repair-ability test?

One of the few things that truly are repairable these days, in the traditional sense, are musical instrument amplifiers .And, (wink, wink), the selling point there is this; many of the "best" ones, are built with out PC boards (!) using point to point wiring. Just like they did things in 1947!

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

The fact is, even a desktop has limited repair-ability, which is why it's a modular device. "I fixed my desktop", translates to, "I popped in a new HDD, to replace one that failed". You certainly aren't going to be replacing the heads, or even doing a component replacement on the circuit board. So bottom line is, you could characterize a desktop as, "throw away devices", also. You just throw them away, but it a piecemeal manner.
Gee I wonder how mechanics would love to just replace the whole car. Instead they replace components that are pre-assembled. Thats right pre-assembled parts, instead of actually fixing the faulty part.

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

Good analogous comeback Cliff,! Now, why don't you try driving your cell phone to work, and stop trying to make apples to imbeciles comparisons?

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Good analogous comeback Cliff,! Now, why don't you try driving your cell phone to work, and stop trying to make apples to imbeciles comparisons?

Practice what you preach!

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

Practice what you preach!
I do. When you consider the "car's brain", (the onboard computer), is typically swapped out, and not repaired by a line mechanic.Certain vehicle specific fanatical cult members, may replace the board's capacitors after a certain number of years.

And even that isn't a comparable analog, since the packing density of those circuits isn't anywhere near the packing density of anybody's cell phone.

Besides, with the exception of Ferrari, and possibly a few others), the damned car itself is built largely by robots.

Where the makers stand is, advertise lease first (!), then purchase. So in general, the length of the leases and "cash due at signing", is designed to milk the maximum money out of the Lessee, before repairs are even required! (Then they auction off the car, and it's the next sucker's problem).

Now, packing density is the prime issue, and so is the number of modules involved. A cell phone has 2 major parts., One board, which basically holds all the components to outfit a home computer, and the "monitor and "keyboard" are the other.

Now, I've been here for a bit over six years, and have "built" a number desktops. But, I'm the first person to admit that the term, "built" is really self aggrandizing. The term should be "assembled", which truth to tell, is within the capability of any semi-skilled worker on a Chinese assembly line.

What's the big f***ing deal about screwing a few circuit modules, into a standardized, has to fit by law, cheap a** plastic and tin case?

With electronics bench repairs costing perhaps $75.00 an hour, would you really take a $14.95 DVD burner in for repairs? No, it's a throwaway.

Today, peoples addiction to listening to themselves talk, and inflicting that yapping on everybody they can possibly find stupid enough to tolerate it, is a full blown epidemic.

And while this was becoming pandemic, phone makers have upped the "use once and throw away" ante, up to almost 600 bucks.

Nobody got the memo? That's because nobody had their mouth shut long enough to hear it.

And BTW, I wouldn't suggest taking your car to have the trans-axle replaced, to the same 90 pound Asian woman, whose fingers are tiny enough to solder, and/or glue your damned iPhone together.

That kind of work still requires some brawn, and in no way, are the techniques involved anywhere near similar.

BTW, I was in the auto and truck business for more than a decade, and during that time, I earned the right to call your analog preposterous.

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

And even that isn't a comparable analog, since the packing density of those circuits isn't anywhere near the packing density of anybody's cell phone.
You are the one taking my analogy as comparing functionality, when in fact it was comparing repair ability. You are the worst member on this forum, taking what people say and twisting it into something they didn't mean just to do it.

MilwaukeeMike said:

So true!
There is a core logic which with to approach this topic. You can't possibly build one of these devices by hand, why would you expect it to be easily repairable by hand?

The fact is, even a desktop has limited repair-ability, which is why it's a modular device. "I fixed my desktop", translates to, "I popped in a new HDD, to replace one that failed". You certainly aren't going to be replacing the heads, or even doing a component replacement on the circuit board. So bottom line is, you could characterize a desktop as, "throw away devices", also. You just throw them away, but it a piecemeal manner.

You know, these iFixit articles always annoyed me and I never really realized why. But I think your post nails it. Tablets and smartphones were never meant to be repaired anymore than iFixit should be expected to take the chipset off a motherboard and 'fix' it. And yet we have some strange expectation for these gadgets to repairable. I get it, of course. If you spend $600 or more on something you want it to be fixable. Maybe someday.

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

You are the one taking my analogy as comparing functionality, when in fact it was comparing repair ability. You are the worst member on this forum, taking what people say and twisting it into something they didn't mean just to do it.
Most concession speeches engender a bit more humility, and much less vituperation. :oops: But, I suppose its the best I'm going to get from you. How does it feel to be relegated to being , "the second nastiest person in this forum"?:p

Adhmuz Adhmuz, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Today, peoples addiction to listening to themselves talk, and inflicting that yapping on everybody they can possibly find stupid enough to tolerate it, is a full blown epidemic.

Then why is it all you ever seem to do exactly that, your contradicting yourself in your own augment by running on about... Automotive repair? Yes good for you, you worked in a vaguely related field because, you had to repair things by replacing parts, the similarities are just so evident that if you hadn't pointed in out no one would have ever noticed. I'll assume it was your "more than a decade" in the automotive field that left you so bitter and quick to assume your right and everyone else is wrong, pretty typical mechanic attitude, almost seems like it comes with the trade. This leaves you feeling empty inside, almost like something is missing, and the only way you can feel better about being right about something is by "yapping on everybody they can possibly find stupid enough to tolerate it". Well I'm just saying I'm not tolerating it, the only way I can by pointing it out, that's pretty much all I can do because it's a pointless forum topic about even less important Apple products, that no one owns or cares to own. This is where presumably, the self proclaimed nastiest person in this forum will have something, well, nasty to say.

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

Then why is it all you ever seem to do exactly that, your contradicting yourself in your own augment by running on about... Automotive repair? Yes good for you, you worked in a vaguely related field because, you had to repair things by replacing parts, the similarities are just so evident that if you hadn't pointed in out no one would have ever noticed. I'll assume it was your "more than a decade" in the automotive field that left you so bitter and quick to assume your right and everyone else is wrong, pretty typical mechanic attitude, almost seems like it comes with the trade. This leaves you feeling empty inside, almost like something is missing, and the only way you can feel better about being right about something is by "yapping on everybody they can possibly find stupid enough to tolerate it". Well I'm just saying I'm not tolerating it, the only way I can by pointing it out, that's pretty much all I can do because it's a pointless forum topic about even less important Apple products, that no one owns or cares to own. This is where presumably, the self proclaimed nastiest person in this forum will have something, well, nasty to say.
Actually, I think working in the auto trade bettered me a a person. I didn't grow up to be some sissy boy, pounding the teensy-tiny "keys" on an IPhone, and all the while basking in the delusion of how much status owning it will bring me.

Second, I didn't bring up the so called stupid analog in the first place, @cliffordcooley did.

Third, I didn't "self proclaim myself the nastiest person in the forum", (actually the term was >meanest), @cliffordcooley did that as well. I did however, graciously, accept that accolade. So, at this point I'd like to suggest that you tweak your reading interpretation skills

Nobody really cares what "you're going to put up with", least of all me. You can put me on your ignore list, or simply this; don't answer your iPhone "calls" (my thread posts), but the over arching solution, would be to simply not read my posts in the first place. They do follow forum rules, "no excessive profanity", "no name calling or profanity directed at an individual" ,(I think hitting ignore, where I'm concerned would take care of that). After all, I have in excess of 500 "likes", and you haven't hit 70 yet. So, I really am here for the laughs!

The moral there is, it would seem that I don't get under everybody's skin. Because at the moment, it only seems to be yours and @cliffordcooley.

BTW, nice avatar. Maybe someday when we're getting on better, I may kiss you and turn you into a princess.:p

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Second, I didn't bring up the so called stupid analog in the first place, @cliffordcooley did.
The only problem you have with it is the fact it wasn't your analogy. I've seen countless analogies I thought was stupid that you have made as well.

After all, I have in excess of 500 "likes", and you haven't hit 70 yet. So, I really am here for the laughs!
Please tell me you did not go there, while linking my name three times. You want to compare likes compare them to mine.

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

The only problem you have with it is the fact it wasn't your analogy. I've seen countless analogies I thought was stupid that you have made as well.

Please tell me you did not go there, while linking my name three times. You want to compare likes compare them to mine.

What's up @cliffordcooley ? You want to go off about inappropriate and off topic? You should revisit the thread we're you were claiming the government no no right to hit you up for child support, and you had a much better reason for not paying it. What that had to do with the bitcoin thread it was posted in, (if memory serves) I haven't the vaguest idea. So trust me, I've seen plenty in the way off topic nonsense from you as well.

Then, you're often trying to moderate my forum activity, when it's clearly not within your scope of authority to do.

And, I'd be happy to compare my likes with yours. Mine were, for the most part, garnered with my sense of humor.

Yours, are garnered from posting here 24/7, and playing "the last angry young man", to an audience of adolescents.

Gee I wonder how mechanics would love to just replace the whole car. Instead they replace components that are pre-assembled. Thats right pre-assembled parts, instead of actually fixing the faulty part.

OK, this is plain silly, and not comparable. I can't fathom how you manged to come back with , "practice what you preach".

At the bottom of the "iPhone repairability issue is this; oftentimes circuits are "potted". That is when the components are fixed in place with a compound the prevents movement. It's something that we used to do with control surface servos in radio control aircraft. The servos operate in an extremely harsh, high vibration environment, and the stops (sometimes), broken solder joints and the attendant crashed aircraft. Oh, and electric guitar pickups are sometimes potted to prevent them from being microphonic.

So, do I know that this is Apple's intent in the iPhone...NO. Is it at least possible that this is part of the reason for all the glue.... YES. Cell phones lead a harsh, high impact life, as well

As for this thread, it isn't news. Smart phones aren't designed to be user serviceable. So, the electronics industry has upped the ante on throwaway devices to close to $600.00...

And really, "iFixit" just published this underwhelming statement of the patently obvious to....to....to.(Wait a minute, it may come to me).

You are the one taking my analogy as comparing functionality, when in fact it was comparing repair ability. You are the worst member on this forum, taking what people say and twisting it into something they didn't mean just to do it.
And BTW, I have no intention of listening to @Adhmuz saying "I proclaimed myself as "the nastiest member of the forum", when clearly you're the one who posted it.

1 person liked this | Adhmuz Adhmuz, TechSpot Paladin, said:

After all, I have in excess of 500 "likes", and you haven't hit 70 yet. So, I really am here for the laughs!

Do you want a medal? Honestly could give less of a shit, but I'll let you ride your high horse.

The moral there is, it would seem that I don't get under everybody's skin. Because at the moment, it only seems to be yours and @cliffordcooley.

And as much as I would love to humor you and go back to the Dozens of threads you've done the exact same thing your doing here. Which is get under one or two peoples skins and hijacking the thread to prove your superior in every way, for whatever reason that is. Your going to say for the sake of proving some benign point. As much as I would love to, I'm not, you know it, @cliffordcooley knows it, and all the people who have set you to ignore know it, so why waste my evening.

I didn't grow up to be some sissy boy, pounding the teensy-tiny "keys" on an IPhone

Then why do you act like it? You seem like an adult, hasn't life taught you how to just drop it and not rant on and on... I think I just realized something, I should be respecting my elders. That must be your point, you must just know everything there is to know about everything.

Good Day Sir.

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

@captaincranky

Its been nice knowing you, no wait no it hasn't. You've definitely been living up to your moniker. I think it is time I put you on ignore. Feel free to shout all you want to.

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

@captaincranky

Its been nice knowing you, no wait no it hasn't. You've definitely been living up to your moniker. I think it is time I put you on ignore. Feel free to shout all you want to.

"Feel free to rant", says the man who can't seem to shut up himself....

Oh, and I have a couple of suggestions for what you might do with that medal. :eek:

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

"You are ignoring content by this member. Show Ignored Content"

Ahhh silence, that is so much better.

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

Do you want a medal? Honestly could give less of a ****, but I'll let you ride your high horse.

And as much as I would love to humor you and go back to the Dozens of threads you've done the exact same thing your doing here. Which is get under one or two peoples skins and hijacking the thread to prove your superior in every way, for whatever reason that is. Your going to say for the sake of proving some benign point. As much as I would love to, I'm not, you know it, @cliffordcooley knows it, and all the people who have set you to ignore know it, so why waste my evening.

Then why do you act like it? You seem like an adult, hasn't life taught you how to just drop it and not rant on and on... I think I just realized something, I should be respecting my elders. That must be your point, you must just know everything there is to know about everything.

Good Day Sir.

Well DeeBee, Cliffey put me on his ignore list, why don't you follow suit?

I'm not going to put him on my ignore list. I'm concerned about him, and I want to keep up with his mood swings and his child support woes. I guess that content will go in the "News" forum.

BTW, "I know it all" isn't as big an insult as you were trying to get off. Truth of the matter is, the longer you live, the more you should learn. It gives you something to look forward to.

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

After reading the posts from @captaincranky, @cliffordcooley & @Adhmuz I almost forgot what this topic was about. Come guy's, life's too short & shouldn't always be taken too seriously. Just like these topics.

1 person liked this | captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

After reading the posts from @captaincranky, @cliffordcooley & @Adhmuz I almost forgot what this topic was about. Come guy's, life's too short & shouldn't always be taken too seriously. Just like these topics.
So then, I'll bring you back up to "speed"...:eek:

You should take your iPhone to your auto mechanic to see if he can fix it (*)..He should have a 3 pound ball peen and a cold chisel at his disposal, thereby facilitating splitting the case halves, or removing any stubborn clumps of glue that may be encountered. That way, for the bargain price of $????.00, you'll be more than prepared to confirm or dispute "iFixit's" assessment of the "device (**)", without cracking a sweat, or getting glue on your hands.

Either that, or the first time your car breaks down, take it to the Apple Store, and let them throw it away for you.

Or, throw your car away, and drive your iPhone to work. Since it's allegedly glued together, and is very light, it stands a better chance of surviving the potholes than the car does anyway.

Or, don't bother to go to work at all. Just, "phone it in", the way the Philly Eagles usually do. (I haven't a clue what happened yesterday). The Eagles trouncing another team! Hooda thunk that?

BTW, good luck finding an "unlimited plan", if you plan to further your career by wanking into an iPhone. But then, the pop on talking cars has gone up, so maybe the charges will even out over the next ten years or so.

So, the iPhone is put together with glue, is it? Then I say, "glue, glue everywhere, but not a drop to huff"...... For 600 bucks, at least they could break you off a tube to help deaden the sticker shock.

(*) Hopefully, he won't be too busy throwing automobiles away, to fit your stinking iPhone into his hectic schedule.

(**) Cool, contemporary, computer colloquialism, that's pretty well clogged to death.

How was that, did I treat the topic and the iPhone, with the dignity & respect they deserve?:p

UPS handed me one of these not an hour ago:

I tried and failed to send lewd text messages & pictures of my bumm with it, and it won't fit in my back pocket. Is that useless or what? That's what I get for cheaping out, and spending a paltry $200.00 bucks on something as useless as a 27" monitor.

Waddya think, should I donate it to iFixit to destroy?

TorturedChaos, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Its hard to find quality entertainment like that any more. Always entertaining when @captaincranky chimes in.

1 person liked this | cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Its hard to find quality entertainment like that any more. Always entertaining when @captaincranky chimes in.
This is a tech site not a sitcom. I'll admit I've had a few laughs, but the BS trolling in the majority of his comments is ridiculous. No thank you, I can do with out the comedy.

mailpup mailpup said:

Let's see if we can't get on topic shall we?

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

Let's see if we can't get on topic shall we?
Aw, ya pulled my post and not theirs. Does that seem fair? It was after all two against one. Or maybe 3 to 1 now?

Besides, they allegedly can't see it anyway.

Oh, the topic, right. Some click garnering website claims is hard to self repair an iPhone. That actually should be so patently obvious, it should be a felony for Techspot to link to it.

mailpup mailpup said:

Got to cut it off somewhere. You went a little overboard.

Fair warning: Any posts that continue this off topic line of discussion will deleted regardless of the rest of the post's content.

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

Got to cut it off somewhere. You went a little overboard.

Fair warning: Any posts that continue this off topic line of discussion will deleted regardless of the rest of the post's content.

Oh gosh golly no, not that!:eek:

Jus' kiddin', been there, experienced that.

Riddle me this one Mailman, why on earth would anyone expect something with the miniaturization & packing density of a smart phone, would be repairable with untrained, semi skilled labor, and common hand tools?

That light bulb must have gone on when the team at "iFixit's" team sat on it....:oops:

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