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AbortedPhoetus t1_j9zms4n wrote

There are a lot of people here in the US, including myself, who would love to have a device such as this. Think Louis Rossman, and all the people who fought for right-to-repair.


more_beans_mrtaggart t1_j9zy7hy wrote

Nobody apart from a few loud internet people want repairability. People want a shiny brand new phone every few years.

If Samsungs/Apples customer base had repairability in their top 20 wants, we’d have had it by now.

Nobody wants it. Nobody buys these phones that come up again and again offering swappable cheap parts, upgradeable modular parts or other shit that gives people a way out of obsolescence, because they are upgrading their phones every few years.

They joy of owning the latest S25 ultra overrides any thoughts of repair.


AbortedPhoetus t1_ja0kpxt wrote

People buy what their carriers sell them. I certainly do not want a new phone every two years, especially when what I've got works already. If that makes me "nobody", so be it.


CHANROBI t1_ja1rnjp wrote

I started repairing my own iphones in the ip4 days.

Apple gave me a bullshit answer when my charge port died, “its non repairable” and offered me a $400 refurb instead

Did it myself for $10

I stopped repairing in the ip8 days when I got tired of not being able to find high quality replacement screens and parts. And apple started detection of “non oem” parts, tied to touch id or face id.

Would be awesome if apple and samsung made their phones easily repairable

But outside of a very small niche of enthusiasts, nobody gives a shit

That being said purposely making a device difficult to be repaired or limiting who can repair should be illegal, and thats what dudes like rossman are doing.

I hope they can effect a large industry change …