If you have accompanied us over the past few weeks, you should know that the arrival of iOS 11.3, although long awaited for bringing the Battery Health feature, it also came with some unpleasant side effects for a portion of iPhones users. First, some devices with screens replaced in unauthorized assistance have started to freeze; later, others started to have flaws in the luminosity sensor and in the True Tone feature even with official replacement panels.
The public's reaction was, understandably, quite negative, but some voices began to speculate whether the events purposeful and they would represent the beginning of a new paradigm at Apple, a frankly frightening scenario in which Ma would begin to simply disable components that were tampered with by unauthorized agents or exchanged for alternative parts. Sounds bad, but think about it: sounds good Apple.
However, if you depend on one of the top names in the repair world, iGadgets, there is still hope. THE iFixit published an article today opining, with very convincing arguments, that these recent failures in iPhones are really failures, and not part of Ma's evil plan to destroy an entire alternative assistance market and undermine the infamous right to repair.
According to the report, written by Jeff Suovanen, Apple has a history with bugs that affect the hardware of certain devices. They cite, as an example, the infamous "Error 53", two years ago, which made iPhones whose Start button with Touch ID was changed irregularly, as well as an iOS 10 update last year, which disappeared with the touch sensitivity in iPhones with alternative screens are both bugs fixed in a few days or weeks with a small system update.
IFixit continues, stating that only in a justified case the disabling of a hardware component of a iGadget the Touch ID digital sensor, which is, after all, a security tool intrinsically linked to the device's own processor. In any other case, there is no reason for Apple to impose this type of behavior and, in fact, such a decision would be totally counterproductive: with more than 1 billion iOS devices running in the world and only 500 Ma stores and a further number of authorized service providers. , providing service to all these devices would be a nightmare for both sides, Apple and customers.
It is clear that iFixit's opinion has a huge dose of self-interest, after all, if Apple happens to close its devices for any type of unauthorized repair, the guys will go bankrupt in the blink of an eye so much that, at the end of the article, The site also offers to collaborate with Ma in discovering and fixing bugs, in order to make the whole process faster and less traumatic.
Anyway, it's good to breathe with a little more tranquility and believe with a little more ownership that Tim Cook and his gang will not end our right to fix our iTrecos wherever we want. Probably.