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HTC One 'Impossible To Repair' Says iFixit
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JanHelden
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JanHelden,
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3/12/2014 | 8:26:30 AM
But i do care!
Speak for yourself. I do care. Repairability is always on my top list. It is also very important to be able to swap the battery yourself (or replace it for a meager $30), rather than being dependent on some company who will do it just after your warranty is void for $129. The battery is STILL the most wear-prone part in your phone. I'm still using a Galaxy S3 (which suits me well) and loved how I could just order a battery and replace it in 10 seconds. It's good to go for another few years now. I never understood why people preferred non-replaceable parts (as its actually only a drawback)... and for what reason? Better aesthetics? Samsung makes beautiful devices and I'm sure seemless devices can be made with a replaceable battery putting just a little more effort and money. I will be happy to pay for it.

Non-replaceable parts turns a phone into a throw-away item. It makes people throw away perfectly well functioning phones just because the battery wears out. It's an outrageously retarded concept with more drawbacks (for people as well as the environment) than benefits.

The only benefit I see is for the manufacturer. It makes people coming back for more devices as soon as the battery wears out. I'm sure that's the only and primary motivation behind this. And the users will eat it like its the best thing since sliced bread!
DavidB
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DavidB,
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3/31/2013 | 5:25:21 AM
re: HTC One 'Impossible To Repair' Says iFixit
So; who tries to fix their phone? The % is so small; this falls int the who cares category.
melgross
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melgross,
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3/30/2013 | 5:51:34 AM
re: HTC One 'Impossible To Repair' Says iFixit
Seriously, no one cares.


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