[deleted post]Foxcon assembles phones with parts from various sources, exactly like car manufactures. The analogy still stands. In fact cars are unfortunately also becoming harder to repair. We complain about waste disposal yet manufacturers keep the throwaway society alive instead of going for durability.
Dlareg610, 12 Mar 2016who cares if these new smartphones are hard to repair. are we doing the repairs ourselves? obv... moreIf you can't open them, do you think that is easier for repair centres? Especially considering the bad reputation these centres have. I wouldn't want my expensive phone returned with its back badly glued and buttons falling of, would you?
That's cause wants you Not to repair there junk and repeat buyers is ther strategy.
ABADDON, 09 Mar 2016That's why I hate Samsung phones!They were the exact opposite of that up until very lately, so it can't be that. I lack electrical engineering knowledge yet I was able to fix a lot of my Samsung devices by buying new parts, screws existed in most places. Since Galaxy S6 Samsung made a hard turn towards apple and tries to mimicking her bad ideas too, I think they should be punished yet the consumers are still buying ...
MHanz, 12 Mar 2016This is no surprise, this is on purpose to deter DIY attempts at battery swaps. They want you ... moreand i wonder why some people still defend the unibody / non-removable battery concept.
the ever-declining phone battery needs to be replaced someday (in 1.5 ~ 2 years) if you want max battery performance.
who cares if these new smartphones are hard to repair. are we doing the repairs ourselves? obviously not. we just send to authorized service centers so what's the fuzz, duh.
please stop tearing down phone to repairing it there is a reason why we have warranty on phone so we don't send the to doggy repairs in shopping center to void our warranty.
we send them back to the manufactures to fix it not relying on ifixit to tell us how hard it is
This is no surprise, this is on purpose to deter DIY attempts at battery swaps. They want you to go to their centers so they can charge you for the service. Before you ask, nope battery changes are not warranty covered. Apple charges a fortune for this and Samsung wants to charge just a little less and call that a big deal "win" for the customer
By doing this they can keep their service centers fully staffed with budgets coming in from the milking.
yesterday this phone was launched and in this day the phone was broken.
I remember taking apart my s4, replacing the mobo and side connecting cable and the Ariel. It was so much fun :)
[deleted post]I do hope the camera on the iphone doesn't have any sony on it or synaptics or any other brands name, else you've just made a fool of yourself.
Anonymous, 09 Mar 2016Now that it apparently is possible to make water tight penetrations for usb, buttons, headphon... moreLOL, c'mon, windows XP was released on 2001, then vista was released around 2006 and then windows 7... don't remember the exact year but it was around 2008, NOW is when microsoft started releasing a new OS every one or two years.
throwaway kid, 10 Mar 2016Okay, lets sell you a car with sealed wheels and tires. Then when your tires are worn out (aft... moreWell there is no such type of car in a market till now and never be and for your sake you can't get a complete car from a Bosch but you get a complete mobile device from Foxconn that's the difference between car business and mobile device business. So try better next time.
another fool, 10 Mar 2016I'm not talking about one piece body. I was talking about a replaceable back cover!!!It should... moreWell...I was talking about metal unibody...you thrown the cover in. Sure, covers are convenient, unibody just looks and feels better, less cracking sounds after awhile. I'm not a fan of covers, never had to use aditional battery, never had a phone longer than 2 years. If anything I used power bank. So to me, I couldn't care less about replaceable back cover.
.alpha, 09 Mar 2016Love those Android fanboy comments. Back when Android was easy to repair, self repair for chea... morealso anything that requires a special tool, which no one can readily get , automatically gets a 0/10 in my book. if I cant just walk into the hardware store and buy it, then it doesn't make it easy to repair, not to mention if you do repair it on your own. it will trip the security give you that number error and brick your phone anyway.