Apple is decided to screw the unauthorized servicemen and customers by changing iPhone 4s screws. This would ensure that no one else can open the device and the company can have full control over its products.
The chief executive of iFixit, Mr. Kyle Wiens, a prominent Apple repair and parts supplier, said the purpose of the new screws is to keep people out of the iPhone and prevent them from replacing the battery. He said he noticed in November that screws were being switched.
This move also can prevent the company to cut down their electric waste, which is a really environmental hazard. The iPhone 4 has been in the market since last summer and became Apple’s fastest-selling version of the iconic device, starting at $199 with a two-year wireless contract. According to the reports more than 16 million iPhones sold in the quarter ending December.
The company is using Pentalobe screws in iPhones. Pentalobe screws require a screwdriver that is not commercially available. The screw is similar to a commonly used Torx screw, but has five points instead of six. This can surely put off the unauthorized repairs opening it for some time until someone develops a duplicate screwdriver.
The Pentalobe screw first was used on the battery section of a pro laptop in 2009 and now Apple is planning to use in its new MacBook Air notebook.
The question arises in front everyone that the move of Apple would screw the customers or not?