Glad you agree with me that backups are YOUR responsibility and yours alone (unless you pay someone to do it). I am not avoiding anything. As a producer of a product, it is MY choice to NOT warranty something YOU have broken by messing around with it. Apple also should not have to warranty something YOU broke with YOUR choice to mess around with it through the action of repairs by people they have no idea if are qualified as well as using genuine parts (which is impossible). The bricking is a side effect of said actions. As you have not clued in yet to what this means is... IF you don't like Apple, don't buy from them. I don't buy things from companies everyday that I don't like (like apple). I am sure with enough practice, even you (or anyone for that matter) can also not buy products they don't like or from companies they don't agree with. If you still buy from apple even not liking what you said, you only have yourself to blame. Also, not sure if you are lonely and just looking for a chat partner, but I am not your guy. I am sure many here may want to correspond with you but I am not one of them so, this is my last reply.