Reply to post: Re: Ban the un- or barely repairable?

Brit MPs to Apple CEO: Please stop ignoring our questions about repairability and the environment

Hubert Cumberdale Silver badge

Re: Ban the un- or barely repairable?

Yes, they're available now, but they weren't then. The only reason they ever included them was to thwart repair. Perfectly sensible solutions already existed to keep out the complete idiots (e.g. security Torx heads), so all they did by using a bizarre screw head was to cause a slight gap in repairability until China caught on and started making compatible drivers. Now all it does is give money to the makers of said drivers while serving no other purpose whatsoever.

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