Apple iPad Air torn down, gets 2/10 repairability score
0. phoneArena 01 Nov 2013, 09:36 posted on
The demolition folks from iFixit went Down Under on the red-eye again to put their grubby mitts on the elegant new iPad Air, and dissect it on a Halloween night for our viewing pleasure...
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1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Sounds like there won't be many Airs being repaired. Any issues, and it will be time to swap for a replacement.
2. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
good you shouldn't be repairing your ipad... is a 500.00+ plus device.. you can't go cheap and repair it yourself... have a pro do it
5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I doubt the pros will be doing many Air repairs. The expense of the time involved to just open up the Air is going to make replacement more cost-effective.
11. cezarepc (Posts: 657; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
Fix it yourself if you really know what you're doing. And even then I'd still suggest going to an official repair center.
*gallitoking haven't seen you post a comment in a long time. Where's the gang? remixfa, wendy, troll (the first one), mxyzptlk, kingkurogii, etc lol
15. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
don't know but I am back nice to see new people here
14. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
You make it seem like just cause its expensive it wont break. What if its defective out the box? With your logic $50,000 cars should never need repairs. Man I would hate to see you racing...
18. Ninetysix (Posts: 1856; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
You're so smart DookieX. When you buy something that is defective out of the box, you get a replacement. You don't try to do anything that will break your warranty.
You live in a 3rd world country or something?
20. Slammer (Posts: 1400; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
Oh really? So what happens after one year and you have problems with the battery? You just throw it away? Or do just replace the battery? Oh wait.....you can't get to the battery. I guess you just throw your expensive tablet away.
23. Slammer (Posts: 1400; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
So, you need a pro to change your own battery?
3. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
I like how iPhone arena spins a 2/10 repair ability score into a glowingly positive article.
9. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
i love how you got your multiple accounts to like that useless comment
13. _PHug_ (Posts: 421; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)
OMG is that how he's doing it?
LOL didn't think someone would be that desperate for thumbs/validation.
8. jromy (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)
From the first couple of sentences you can tell how hard phonarena is trying lol I mean, "to put their grubby mitts on the elegant new iPad Air", you can almost feel the suction of how hard they're trying to kiss up to Apple.
10. donfem (Posts: 573; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Why do you think a lot refer to this site as iphonearena? :)
6. mas11 (Posts: 1033; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
How else is Apple supposed to get you to upgrade? It's pretty smart of Apple to make their devices difficult to repair. If the consumer can't repair it they will have to buy a new $500 iPad.
7. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
BIGGEST LOL AT YOU! If ur iPad isnt working, they change it for free n without hassles. That along with timely updates n support is known as COSTUMER CARE! Ofcourse ur unfamiliar wid this, being a TROLL.
22. Slammer (Posts: 1400; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
Oh really? And how long into ownership do they cover it? I have two friends that have an ipad each sitting in a drawer useless because something went terribly wrong and it was more feasible to purchase a new one. 500 dollars is an expensive throw away item. Wouldn't you think so?
12. MrsPotatoHead (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
It don't make no sense to buy it then if you can't get it fixed. That's a big turn off for me and I was thinkin of replacing my original iPad with this but if it aint easily fixable then I might look at one of those Nexuses. Who make those anyways?
17. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
Have you been under the hood of newer cars.. in some you can't even see the battery....
19. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
In many cars, the battery isn't even in the engine compartment, so you would never find it looking under the hood.
21. Slammer (Posts: 1400; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
The batteries in a car are accessible and can be replaced by a consumer if need be. Some are more difficult to get to but it is accessible.
Now take an expensive stereo system or TV such as an Onkyo, Marantz, Pioneer and seal the battery in the remote. If the battery dies, you have to spend 200-250 dollars on a new remote? The industry logic here is to slave the consumer to spending more dollars on repairs than need to be.
I wish tech geeks would quit making excuses for the d-bag moves the manufacturers for tablets and phones are pulling over consumers. Go ahead. Throw a perfectly good 500 dollar tablet away just because the battery failed.
24. Slammer (Posts: 1400; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
History is going to repeat itself here. The importance of this news by Phonearena and teardown by iFixit, is that the low score inherently tells the consumer that if something goes wrong with your device, you're basically in trouble. Every little thing drives the consumer to a service center. In most cases, huge dollars are exchanged. Apple is losing marketshare due to this logic. If someone has to throw away a tablet just because of a stupid battery dying outside the warranty even though the rest of the tablet works flawlessly, it is much cheaper to purchase a less expensive device for this purpose alone.