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Is This the End of the Repairable iPhone?
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But after seeing some extremely odd results in our standard camera repair tests—spurred further by YouTuber Hugh Jeffreys, whose results matched our own—we felt compelled to dig deeper. The iPhone 12 camera, when transferred to another iPhone 12, appears to work on launch, but fails miserably in actual use. It refuses to switch to the ultrawide camera, responds only to certain camera modes, and occasionally hangs and becomes completely unresponsive.
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https://www.ifixit.com/News/45921/is-th ... ble-iphone
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impar wrote: Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:00 am Greetings!
Is This the End of the Repairable iPhone?
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But after seeing some extremely odd results in our standard camera repair tests—spurred further by YouTuber Hugh Jeffreys, whose results matched our own—we felt compelled to dig deeper. The iPhone 12 camera, when transferred to another iPhone 12, appears to work on launch, but fails miserably in actual use. It refuses to switch to the ultrawide camera, responds only to certain camera modes, and occasionally hangs and becomes completely unresponsive.
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https://www.ifixit.com/News/45921/is-th ... ble-iphone
The conclusion of the article must be quoted:
Made to break

We’ll never take a simple camera swap for granted again.
Apple states in its recent environmental report that 76 percent of the emissions created by its products are created in manufacturing. It claims that “making repairs more convenient and reliable is directly aligned” with its environmental goals. And Apple claims that it has made “design choices so that products are easier to repair.” Given the huge number of iPhones in the world, and the potential for reusing their components, it’s hard to see how tightening access to common repairs fits these goals.

Instead, Apple is nibbling away at our freedoms. Right to repair means that we can fix our own things in the safety of our own homes without the permission of the manufacturer. Right to Repair bills in many US states demand that any manufacturer that requires a tool for fixing its products provide that tool to the public, not just its own technicians. If passed, this law would open up Apple’s software “configuration” tools to independent fixers and curious do-it-yourself types. People could extract valuable cameras, screens, and other parts from discarded iPhones, fix their own iPhones with them, and put off buying new devices for a while.

We need a long term solution. No more half-measures, hoping Apple didn’t do it on purpose this time. It’s become clear that the only way forward is to make sure that consumers have access to the same repair tools that Apple provides their technicians. It’s our phone, we should have the right to fix it.

The only way to guarantee that right is to pass a law. Twenty states stand ready to do just that. Call your legislator and tell them that the time has come to restore our Right to Repair.
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https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/202 ... y-charges/
A grand jury in California's Santa Clara County has indicted Thomas Moyer, Apple's head of global security, for bribery. Moyer is accused of offering 200 iPads to the Santa County Sheriff's office in exchange for concealed carry permits for four Apple employees.
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A June investigation by NBC Bay Area found that donors to Smith's re-election campaign were 14 times more likely to get concealed carry permits than those who didn't donate.
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Apple is sending hacker-friendly iPhones to security researchers
Power in numbers

SRD iPhones are provided on a 12-month renewable basis, we’re told, and remain the property of Apple. They aren’t meant for personal use or as your daily carry; instead, they must remain on the premises of program participants at all times. Vulnerabilities found using the SDR must be reported to Apple, and if the bug is found in third-party code, to the appropriate third party.

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The iOS app ecosystem isn't going well for some smaller developers
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Apple bent its rules for Russia—and other countries will take note
Russian iPhone buyers soon to see prompts to install software developed in Russia.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03 ... take-note/
Brazil regulator fines Apple $2 million for not including chargers with iPhone 12
Apple announced last October that it would stop including chargers in iPhone boxes
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The fine does not seem like it would be particularly troubling for Apple, which had $111.4 billion in revenue in the first quarter of 2021 (that total includes 2020 holiday sales of iPhone 12 models).
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https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/20/2234 ... -iphone-12
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Tim Cook Says Sideloading Apps Would “Break” Your iPhone’s Privacy and Security

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Apple's much vaunted manual app review doesn't seem up to much if Epic is to be believed
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