Friday, January 21, 2011
Posted by Joe Johaneman in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 07:00 AM
"When the new MacBook Air came out, we talked about the special screwdriver, which it is necessary to possess in order to open the laptop. It is a Pentalobe, almost impossible to find outside of Apple after-sale repair centers.According to iFixit, the last iPhone 4 delivered also carry that type of screws in order to make them harder to take apart."
According to most of the articles I've read, not only do the latest iPhone 4 shipments have these screws; iPhones brought in for repairs are returning with these screws instead of the Phillips they went in with. If that's the case, I'd be annoyed. If I bought it with Phillips screwheads, I want those to stay there unless I gave my express permission to change them(not that I'd consider the iPhone exactly user servicable, but it's the point of the matter). If it really bothered me that much, there is a solution thanks to the folks at iFixit.