[NTLK] FW: iFixit: Apple ¹ s Diabolical Plan to Screw Your iPhone

Neal Sofge nsofge at gmail.com
Fri Jan 21 22:56:19 EST 2011

I think it's defensive engineering.  The only commonality between the
iPhone case, the MacBook Air case, and the MacBook Pro battery holder
is that once the part those screws hold down is pulled off, the
new-style high-capacity batteries are exposed.  There's a serious
energy density in those things, and now nothing's protecting them from
getting a hole punched through the thin plastic bag and causing a fire
or worse.

Irritating though this may be, it's just Apple acting the way they
have for more than a quarter-century. (Anyone here remember buying a
long-handled T-8 to crack the Mac Plus case?)  Besides, if this was a
new plan to keep you out, why continue to use Phillips screws on the
MacBook and MacBook Pro cases?

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