neither I nor any of my many friends running iPhones are having the sorts of issues he's describing...
Or they have found out the things (for example specific apps, settings or usage patterns) that make iPhone unstable and have just learned to avoid them.
The experience can be quite different for a newcomer that curiously tries unexpected random things and a guy that knows a platform and its pitfalls.
and finding the weak spot where it can be grabbed, for instance by hooking up special hardware to the LCD panel.
That's extremely hard. Good luck getting something like that to actually work. The senior electronics engineer who might be able to create such grabbing system has probably a better-paying job somewhere else.
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I remember the Acer netbook had a metal housing so the WiFi didn't work almost at all.
Did it really have metal housing around the antenna?
Asus doesn't "build" computers
ASUS is another PCB partner for HP.