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Apple "screwing" new iPhones out of simple DIY repair
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Written by Danrok   
Thursday, 20 January 2011 23:39

From ArsTechnica:

Apple is making it more difficult for iPhone 4 owners to perform simple DIY repairs by replacing common Phillps head screws with a rare "pentalobe" screws. While newer iPhone 4s have included the screws from the factory, it is also Apple policy to replace any Phillips head screws with the new pentalobe screws whenever an iPhone 4 is taken in for service.

"This screw head clearly has one purpose," iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens told Ars. "To keep you out."



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