iFixit recently did an AirPods 2 teardown to see what’s different and how repairable they were. The verdict?
Let’s get the second of those points out of the way right away: they are not serviceable at all. iFixit had to go to almost comical lengths to open the AirPods up, and despite their expertise and tools, the iFixit team was unable to do so without permanently damaging the product. They described the product as “disappointingly disposable,” which is to say there is no practical way to service or repair them even at a professional shop.
A support document from Apple found a problem with certain iPhone X models that may cause a certain component of the display module to fail.
Headlines have been saying that Apple diagnostic software effectively kills the right to repair movement. But iFixit disagrees.
If you have a 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys and the SSD or logic board fails, Apple has a bigger repair in store for you.
Sometimes Apple extends device warranty coverage for specific issues, and keeps a list online so it’s easy to know if you have something that’s potentially due for repair or replacement.
If you need to get your brand new iPhone X screen repaired and you don’t have AppleCare+ it’ll cost you up to US$549.
Apple is offering a new three-year service policy for its Smart Keyboard iPad accessory. The company found that some keyboards were having functional issues during usage. Faulty Smart Connectors and sticky, repeating and non-responsive keys being some of the issues.
Apple doesn’t make it easy for people to get parts for do-it-yourself repairs, and some states want to change that. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to debate whether or not companies should be required to make device parts available outside of authorized repair centers, plus they look at a claim Apple is actually pretty crappy ad designing products.