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iPhone 12 can't be repaired by 3rd parties
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 02, 2020 01:41PM
It seems like every major component needs to be factory authorized. Trying to swap any component between identical iPhone 12 models cripples functionality. Right to Repair takes another body blow due to Apple locking down hardware. It is likely to prevent scammers from stripping components and returning/reselling them.

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Re: iPhone 12 can't be repaired by 3rd parties
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 02, 2020 02:14PM
Too early to tell?





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Re: iPhone 12 can't be repaired by 3rd parties
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 02, 2020 02:14PM
....no parties allowed in these times anywayz.....



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Re: iPhone 12 can't be repaired by 3rd parties
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: November 02, 2020 02:27PM
I expect the new MBP will have similar construction.



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Re: iPhone 12 can't be repaired by 3rd parties
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: November 02, 2020 02:53PM
Wouldn't this also make the iPhone more secure? It would prevent anyone who takes the phone from bypassing security features to get to the content on the device.
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Re: iPhone 12 can't be repaired by 3rd parties
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 02, 2020 03:23PM
Apple has been fighting the RIght to Repair doctrine/practice citing security as the reason.

I'm for it, but I understand that a lot of people like the idea of getting work done cheaper via third party.

I did see one opinion that all the Apple-lock down of components might help reduce theft.

It's been stated or suggested many times that the activation lock policy on a stolen 'Phone has reduced iPhone thefts, and that those stolen often end up as parts to nefarious third-parties.

Requiring Apple authorization could make them worthless to those repair shops, and help dry up a market.

Maybe.

I read that iFixIt had mentioned this about the iP12, but they do have a vested interest in supplying third party parts, so requiring authorization does put a hitch in their git-a-long.






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Re: iPhone 12 can't be repaired by 3rd parties
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: November 02, 2020 03:36PM
It would also kill the iPhone parts market in China. Currently, one can buy all the parts to make an iPhone. Apple's end game would kill China's requirement to share IP with the government.
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