Apple locks it’s users out of their own devices

By on January 26, 2011
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Apple’s new pentalobular screws are keeping Apple users from opening up their own devices.


Pentalobular screws are all the range now, or at least at Apple Inc. that is. Steve Jobs and co have taken yet another unpopular bold step forward by shifting all their devices to use their latest in screw technology- ‘Pentalobular screws’

Apple Pentalobular Awesomeness

Apple Pentalobular Awesomeness

Apple is said to be using the new screws in most, if not all, of their new products. The upcoming iPhone is rumoured to feature these DIY-proof screws and some reports even claim that users who give their iPhones for service at Apple have had them returned with the standard Phillips screws replaced with the new Pentalobular variety. While this may not seem like something to make a ruckus about, the fact of the matter is that few people actually have the Penta-watcha screwdrivers.

This, of course, means that opening your own Apple device has now become somewhat of a luxury and has many an Apple loyalist unhappy. The Folks over at iFixit, advocates of fixing your own iPhone, are livid at this revelation. They tout the economic and environmental advantages of being able to fix your own device rather than disposing and/or spending a fortune on repairing it at Apple.

The screwdrivers for Pentalobular screws are now available for sale on various sites but how many people are actually willing to buy the kits?

Source: GOOD


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