There’s a thriving market for unofficial, aftermarket iPhone parts, and in China, there are entire massive factories that are dedicated to producing these components for repair shops unable to get ahold of parts that have been produced by Apple.
The entire Apple device repair ecosystem is fascinating, complex, and oftentimes confusing to consumers given the disconnect between Apple, Apple Authorized Service Providers, third-party factories, and independent repair shops, so we thought we’d delve into the complicated world of Apple repairs.
Just as for cars, all repair and spare parts information should be publicly available to third party repair shops. The fact that this even has to be a shady business to begin with is preposterous.
Is it time to stop trying to repair handhelds, & instead sending them to a bulk-based recycling project, to be re-built into new things?
Plastic, doped silicon, plain metal. Is there anything else your iThing or damnDroid contains?
I like to think we have the technology to sort out those 3 basic materials, then sort them into their subsets. We did it in the 1940’s, as we sorted out uranium isotopes. Why can’t we reproduce the process today?