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´┐Żand 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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