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Apple’s Diabolical Plan to Screw Your iPhone « iFixit Blog
"Apple is switching to a new type of tamper-resistant screw. This is not a standard Torx, and there are no readily available screwdrivers that can remove it. This isn’t the first time they’ve used this type of screw—it first appeared in the mid-2009 MacBook Pro to prevent you from replacing the battery—and Apple is using a similar screw on the outer case of the current MacBook Air. This screw is the primary reason the 11″ MacBook Air earned a lousy repairability score of 4 out of 10 in our teardown last October.<br />
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Apple chose this fastener specifically because it was new, guaranteeing repair tools would be both rare and expensive. Shame on them."<br />
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"So go ahead, set your iPhone free with our iPhone 4 Liberation Kit! Rid your phone of those terrible Pentalobe screws forever. The $9.95 kit includes a Pentalobe driver, 2 replacement PHILLIPS screws, and a regular #00 Phillips screwdriver."
iphone  apple  mac  macbookair  macbooks  diy  ifixit  liberatedhardware  2011 
february 2011 by robertogreco

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