Reply to post: I think you're being over-cynical

Google to sell replacement Pixel phone parts via iFixit


I think you're being over-cynical

Providing ifixits guides with google's parts - gives a pretty damn good mechanism to let you repair your phone.

My guess is that repairing phones has never been a profit centre (even for apple with their battery swaps) - the fight within the coporations has been between planned obsolescence and buying the latest version.

Pendulum has been swinging back against this for numerous reasons - there's the right to repair lobby, there's the decreasing levels of progress between the yearly updates - and maybe more importantly the shift from making money from the hardware to the services that can be sold over it.

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