Leaked Apple repair videos cough up some secrets

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Apple repair techs have access to a lot of gear other people don't.
Apple repair techs have access to a lot of gear other people don't.
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Editor’s Note: Not surprisingly, these internal Apple videos are now gone from YouTube. The iPhone maker undoubtedly asked that they be removed.


What appears to be a collection of Apple’s internal video guides to repairing various devices has been posted on YouTube. These show the company’s methods to fix some components of the iPhone X, the iMac Pro 2017, and the MacBook Pro 2016 and 2017.

Apple doesn’t show anyone outside of the company how to service its products. Third-party repair companies have to figure it out for themselves. So this is a rare look inside official Apple repair procedures.

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iPhone X repair prices will make your wallet cry

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The iPhone X is water-resistant. Just don't drop it. iPhone X repair costs might drown you in debt.
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If you are among the millions of Apple fans that just preordered the new iPhone X, here’s one piece of advice: Whatever you do, don’t break it.

Apple updated its webpage for the pricing on out-of-warranty repairs, and the iPhone X shatters the record when it comes to screen repairs and other damage.

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Man builds working iPhone 6s using spare parts bought in China

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Want to save a ton of money on a new iPhone? Try building your own.

Using a bunch of replacement parts bought at a marketplace in China, an ingenious YouTuber proves it’s entirely possible to build your own iPhone 6s. It turns out buying the parts is way cheaper than getting an iPhone 6s directly from Apple, as long as you’re cool assembling the tiny parts on your own.

Apple lets you trade in broken iPhones

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Apple's new trade-in program won't discriminate against cracked iPhones.
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Apple is rolling out several new programs in its retail store locations that will give credit for iPhones with pretty severe damage, according to a report. The program will allow customers with a cracked screen, damaged buttons or damaged cameras to trade in their faulty device without issue. Apple previously wouldn’t accept this kind of damage in its Reuse and Recycle trade-in program.

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Americans Have Spent An Estimated $5.9 Billion Repairing Their Damaged iPhones

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If you’ve ever dropped your iPhone or taken it for a dip in the swimming pool, then you know the pains of having your favorite electronic device murdered in front of your eyes. You also know the pains of the repair bill in your attempts to bring your iPhone back to life.

SquareTrade released a new study today that shows damaged iPhones have cost Americans about $5.9 billion in repair bills since their introduction in 2007. The study also found that in the last 12 months alone, 30% of iPhone owners damaged their device.

“We’re All iAddicts” Says iPhone Doc

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A 27-year-old Aussie has turned iPhone fixing into a full-time job, but he finds his over 650 “patients” very demanding.

In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Rob Jacobs, who used to have a day job as a video editor, painted the picture of the weeping iPhone owner, desperate for a fix:

“The amount of phone calls I get after 10 o’clock at night. I have people coming from Newcastle waiting outside from 6.30am. People just turn up at the door, often in tears, saying ‘Please fix my phone.’ We are all iAddicted.”

Jacobs, who has been a full-time iDoc who also repairs iPods for nine months now, added that many iPhone owners were tied to phone contracts where service providers would not replace their phones once damaged.

Time for some iPhone DIY repairs? Maybe.

Via the Sydney Morning Herald