iPhone Gets Destoyed!

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Time will tell whether or not it’s a repeat problem, but one tech editor found his out-of-warranty iPhone home button slowly failing to respond to the point where, rather than pay for repairs, he just bought an new phone. Depressed that he couldn’t open the phone himself and still keep it in functional shape, he decided the circumstances (and his nerves) called for an autopsy, along with a monumental retelling of the event.

I don’t know that it’s a new phenomenon for gadgets to be unfixable, and it’s certainly not an Apple-exclusive problem either (though their design certainly doesn’t lend itself to easy repair). But there is a certain, not so subtle, irony that the better our tools work, the more our tools seem unable to fix one another.

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