“Fixing and upgrading iOS devices can be a rewarding business opportunity, so long as you don’t mind having to fight Apple every step of the way,” Shaun Nichols reports for The Register.
“So says the founder of iFixit, who spoke at the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco on Thursday,” Nichols reports. “The repair outfit’s CEO Kyle Wiens said there is little or no information for servicing the handheld gizmos: everything his company does, from its famous tear downs of new hardware to the manuals and how-to guides it publishes, are put together without any more access to Apple than is enjoyed by the average person on the street.”
“He said that not only does Apple make fixing its fiddly electronics extremely difficult, but doing so with the blessing of the company is practically impossible: Apple’s authorized technician certification apparently only applies to Mac computers, rather than iThings, and even that qualification is becoming more difficult to obtain,” Nichols reports. “‘They [Apple] have done everything they can to put these guys [third party repairers] out of business,’ claimed Wiens.”
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