A Pentalobe-Protected Garden

Remember iFixit’s Self-Repair Manifesto? This video is from the same folks, who aggregate and publish repair manuals for a variety of gadgets. It’s a useful discussion of Apple’s surreptitious replacement of standard phillips head screws for proprietary screws you can’t easily remove in iPhones brought in for repair—and what you might want to do about it. It’s a very cogent reminder that the stuff you buy belongs to you; it’s yours to fix, and even to mess up.

Apple’s Diabolical Plan to Screw your iPhone from iFixit on Vimeo.

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