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Submission + - Apple buys iFixit, declares repairable devices "antiquated". (ifixit.com) 2

ErichTheRed writes: Apparently, Apple is buying iFixit. iFixit is (was?) a website that posted teardown photos of gadgets and offered repair advice. According to the website: "Apple is working hard to make devices last long enough to be upgraded or irrelevant, making repairability an antiquated notion." It's all clear now — I can't replace the batteries, hard drives or RAM in new Macs because I'm expected to throw them in the landfill every 2 years!

It made it to CNN, so it has to be true, right?

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Apple buys iFixit, declares repairable devices "antiquated".

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  • Whois info for the domain shows it is still property of Kyle Wiens, not of Apple.

    • Indeed, but just in case this isn't an April Fool's joke, the article implies future tense - "is buying." There could very well be a deal cemented with a handshake today and nothing happens legally for a few months.

      I wouldn't be surprised by this move, iFixIt has been one of Apple's biggest critics for years, they helped me make the decision to not buy Apple's products anymore. (that and having 2 MacBook Pros each die within a month of the 3 year extended warranty running out made the decision for me). A

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