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Is repairability a swing factor for you when you shop for gadgets?

0. phoneArena posted on 21 Mar 2012, 10:37

iFixit’s latest teardown of the iPad revealed an unconvenient truth for Apple and its design. It’s nothing new - the iPhone and the iPad suck at repairability…

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posted on 21 Mar 2012, 13:40 1

18. Hildy (Posts: 34; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)

In general, I don't repair most components. However, I do expect to have devices long enough that the batteries need replacing. Plus, as one who is old enough to remember laptops, I would often carry a spare battery in case the installed battery got low. Therefore I look for devices with user replaceable batteries.

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 14:28

22. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

Apple doesn't want you to upgrade every 2 years (or so), they just want you to buy a brand new iDud every 2 years (or so); doesn't matter if it's the super-absorbent tAmpAd or the iWiFi only FaceTiming™ iPhone.

That's really the main reason Apple sCare is "Limited Only Service Repair" plan; Apple knows what will break and what will die first, they've designed it that way and they count on their mindless herd to not know any better. In the end, it's all about their on-going iScAm.

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 17:20 1

29. stealthd (unregistered)

You realize you just basically said "they don't want you to upgrade every 2 years, they just want you to upgrade every 2 years" right?

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 18:54 1

32. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 242; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

I was just thinking the same thing Stealth. I was like wait a minute, am I reading this wrong?

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 21:48

38. warriorbeats (Posts: 21; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

NO NOT AT ALL!!! If im paying that much money for a product i expect it not to need any repairs for at least 2 years. Than i'll just buy the next best product.

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 23:02

39. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

Not really, I'm careful with my stuff, plus I get insurance just incase. And when I hand it off to someone else after an upgrade, its no longer my problem.

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 05:03

40. ceejei14 (Posts: 10; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)

I take care of my gadgets very seriously. But i feel like if it gets broken and subject for repair, the quality of the gadget might be compromised. So if that happens, i prepare myself to look and buy for a new one or a better model.

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 07:58 1

41. zaryab_hussain77 (Posts: 104; Member since: 30 Jun 2011)

got my galaxy s2.....after opening the box i realized that it was defective.......and got a big scratch inside the screen....now i am thinking of trying htc one x after release but i will never waste my fathers money by buying iphone.

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