Originally Posted by DallasFlier
Uhh, sorry, but you MISSED the point. We're not talking about 3rd party repair places. We're talking about the difference between paying Apple $80, sending your phone in, and losing all your data from it - vs popping the back cover off, slding in your new $16 OEM battery and sliding the back cover on in 30 seconds with no data loss - YOURSELF!
But then, you did nail it - "a platform that is not made to be user friendly."
Another way to put it - "a platform designed to wring additional excess $$$ from its userbase over its lifetime."
same thing that mac books now have ram soldered in.
they dont want you to fix the device they want you to play with it, and if it does break returned to them for repair not your local geek squad etc maybe yes they can fix, maybe they claim they can, but really cant.
i dont agree with it, but its apple, i expect nothing less.....