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Apple buys iFixit, declares repairable devices "antiquated".

ErichTheRed (39327) writes | about 5 months ago

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ErichTheRed (39327) writes "Apparently, Apple is buying iFixit. iFixit is (was?) a website that posted teardown photos of gadgets and offered repair advice. According to the website: "Apple is working hard to make devices last long enough to be upgraded or irrelevant, making repairability an antiquated notion." It's all clear now — I can't replace the batteries, hard drives or RAM in new Macs because I'm expected to throw them in the landfill every 2 years!

It made it to CNN, so it has to be true, right?"

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Please let this be an April Fool's joke. (1)

azav (469988) | about 5 months ago | (#46630401)

Whois info for the domain shows it is still property of Kyle Wiens, not of Apple.

Re:Please let this be an April Fool's joke. (1)

The_Human_Diversion (3564171) | about 5 months ago | (#46631745)

Indeed, but just in case this isn't an April Fool's joke, the article implies future tense - "is buying." There could very well be a deal cemented with a handshake today and nothing happens legally for a few months.

I wouldn't be surprised by this move, iFixIt has been one of Apple's biggest critics for years, they helped me make the decision to not buy Apple's products anymore. (that and having 2 MacBook Pros each die within a month of the 3 year extended warranty running out made the decision for me). As much as I like the OS, I dislike paying so much more for hardware than if I went the PC route.
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