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Date: 01/21/11 09:14 AM

121 Responses to Apple`s iPhone Plan To Literally Screw You

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18931 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 9:23 am
    Link: Apple`s iPhone Plan To Literally Screw You - Apple will now use Phillips head screws on their hardware with a custom screw so third-parties can`t profit on repairs.
  2. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    January 21, 2011 at 9:29 am
    You can tell this woman is a tech expert because she`s wearing glasses and a T-shirt with a screwdriver on it.
  3. Profile photo of MisterG
    MisterG Male 30-39
    633 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 9:34 am
    All this to sell a weird shaped screwdriver?
    This can be done with the right sized flat screwdriver.
  4. Profile photo of Concetra
    Concetra Male 18-29
    2050 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 9:34 am
    Damn shes drating cute.
  5. Profile photo of IshiiDaFishy
    IshiiDaFishy Male 18-29
    773 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 9:40 am
    I`d hit that. I`d hit that haaaaard.
  6. Profile photo of edana42
    edana42 Female 50-59
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    January 21, 2011 at 9:42 am
    ***Screw*** you Apple!

    I love her!!!
  7. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 9:47 am
    She is cute. :D
    But ...eww APPLE!
  8. Profile photo of braintiac
    braintiac Male 13-17
    27 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 9:51 am
    Nintendo has a unique screw also...
  9. Profile photo of Jasonbobdude
    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 10:01 am
    What`s wrong with just voiding the warranty if the phone is tampered with?
  10. Profile photo of austin1
    austin1 Male 30-39
    288 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 10:10 am
    Silly cute girl trying to smart-just take off your clothes and stop talking
  11. Profile photo of IrishJesus
    IrishJesus Male 18-29
    483 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 10:11 am
    I hear spit!
  12. Profile photo of gabekragh
    gabekragh Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 10:16 am
    Apple is the company for people that don`t care about money... Buy a droid is open sourced, which means you can change anything on it you want without a team of lawyers sueing you for every penny you will ever earn, Apple will probably be suing this website^
  13. Profile photo of NottaSpy
    NottaSpy Male 40-49
    881 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 10:16 am
    Buy a Droid!
  14. Profile photo of dm2754
    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    January 21, 2011 at 10:24 am
    looks like in need a new screwdriver
  15. Profile photo of austin1
    austin1 Male 30-39
    288 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 10:24 am
    I can`t believe people on this board are bashing Apple or promoting Droid like they get paid for it. I think Apple is doing just fine, and I’m sure Droid is a great phone, but unless you work for these companies or have a personal stake in them shut the f uck up! People will buy what the want.
  16. Profile photo of zombunny
    zombunny Female 18-29
    2525 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 10:30 am
    "I can`t believe people on this board are bashing Apple or promoting Droid like they get paid for it. I think Apple is doing just fine, and I’m sure Droid is a great phone, but unless you work for these companies or have a personal stake in them shut the f uck up! People will buy what the want."

    Yeah guys, stop voicing your opinion unless you`re getting paid for it! Gosh!
  17. Profile photo of Kougaiji
    Kougaiji Male 18-29
    604 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 10:30 am
    "I can`t believe people on this board are bashing Apple or promoting Droid like they get paid for it. I think Apple is doing just fine, and I’m sure Droid is a great phone, but unless you work for these companies or have a personal stake in them shut the f uck up! People will buy what the want."

    Shows how you don`t get it. People support the Android operating system because of the philosophy behind it, which 100% counter to the philosophy of Windows and Apple. Android is an extension of linux, and is open source. It is meant to be open: to modification, to installing what you want from where you want, to programming what you want for it, to upgrading it how you want, to running what you want on it. It means ownership of a phone upon buying it, as opposed to fondling the balls of steve jobs until he gives you a gimped version of the feature you`d like, for a huge price.

    You can install android on anything you want, meaning phone, computer, microcontroll
  18. Profile photo of austin1
    austin1 Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2011 at 10:36 am
    you guys are nerds
  19. Profile photo of Helgarin
    Helgarin Male 18-29
    506 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 10:36 am
    Why does it matter? It looks like another source of profit for this company.
  20. Profile photo of SkyeDragon
    SkyeDragon Female 18-29
    281 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 10:37 am
    Of course Apple would do this. x3
  21. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2011 at 10:40 am
    Just get a Droid because they are sponsoring me and apple charges for everything.
  22. Profile photo of prettymaryk
    prettymaryk Female 18-29
    74 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 10:45 am
    I got a Droid, the first one I had froze and glitched within a month, they sent me a new one and then it glitched right when i turned it on.
    Don`t ever get a Droid, ever.
  23. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 21, 2011 at 11:01 am
    Iphone is dead.

    every company has a smart phone now so sell your Apple stock.

    love my Droid. voice texting and dialing, no more thumb typing!!!!


  24. Profile photo of IseeingI2I
    IseeingI2I Male 18-29
    271 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 11:02 am
    "Just get a Droid because they are sponsoring me and apple charges for everything."

    or you could get a android phone that`s actually well. . . good
  25. Profile photo of CoyoteKing
    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 11:04 am
    Doesn`t suprise me Apple would do this.
  26. Profile photo of sirrix
    sirrix Male 18-29
    210 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 11:08 am
    This girl is GORGEOUS. The wedding ring on her hand literally made me cry.
  27. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3291 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 11:09 am
    "What`s wrong with just voiding the warranty if the phone is tampered with?"

    I think that they don`t want non-authorized repairs made to it. By using this special screw, and not selling the driver, they are able to maintain control (or so they think) over who opens it. You want to do the repairs, come learn from us how to do it, and then buy our expensive screw driver.
  28. Profile photo of mogman45
    mogman45 Male 18-29
    224 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 11:17 am
    Most of the people on here won`t even know what to do with a girl.
  29. Profile photo of vegascartman
    vegascartman Male 30-39
    735 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 11:24 am
    Steve Jobs = Anti Christ
  30. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    January 21, 2011 at 11:35 am
    I joined the Android Legion last christmas and I`m loving it. Best thing I`ve ever bought in terms of usefulness!
  31. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 11:37 am
    Lol gimme one I`ll get those screws off easy. It`s another attempted money grab when will Macheads wake up.
  32. Profile photo of TheTumor
    TheTumor Male 18-29
    552 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 11:37 am
    My Galaxy S doesnt have this problem.
  33. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 11:45 am
    you guys are nerds
    Most of the people on here won`t even know what to do with a girl.
    Yeah, just because someone has an opinion about the quality and value of tech that we use means that we`re total losers who have no lives according to your logic, right?

    Here`s what I suggest: Go back to the stone-age, where you belong, because without "nerds" as you call us, you would still be living there anyway.
  34. Profile photo of furryblob
    furryblob Male 18-29
    574 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 11:47 am
    Droid users = Kidding themselves into believing they got a good deal.
  35. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
    1548 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 11:49 am
    I just found out about these a few months ago and was able to buy one of these drivers cheap from Taiwan. Just to add to my set of obnoxious proprietary screwdrivers for when my friends pay me to hack their phones. (F*ck triwing!)
  36. Profile photo of iLove
    iLove Female 18-29
    676 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 11:59 am
    Aww, she`s so cute.
  37. Profile photo of hairyshyt
    hairyshyt Male 30-39
    217 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 12:15 pm
    ebay already sell the screw drivers, so screw apple.
  38. Profile photo of Footballa25
    Footballa25 Male 13-17
    25 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 12:19 pm
    Where was the phone? I didn`t see it
  39. Profile photo of dave32891
    dave32891 Male 18-29
    542 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 12:20 pm
    if you really have a problem with it then don`t buy an iphone.

    stop complaining about all Apple does if you keep buying their products.
  40. Profile photo of KillerCactus
    KillerCactus Female 18-29
    138 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 12:26 pm
    Respect.
  41. Profile photo of APJ311
    APJ311 Male 13-17
    749 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 12:28 pm
    I much prefer my HTC to iPhones.
  42. Profile photo of midwestkid
    midwestkid Male 18-29
    25 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    I dont even care i just cant stop watching this cutie! mmmmm
  43. Profile photo of SoberGuy
    SoberGuy Male 18-29
    347 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 12:48 pm
    i am aroused
  44. Profile photo of Baphometa
    Baphometa Male 18-29
    70 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 12:51 pm
    I have a Tmobile G2 Love this phone its 100% rooted with custom recovery and engineering Hboot
    Which means I have Gingerbread which is only available on the Nexus S its a custom built rom by the cyanogen mod team there is a ton more roms and kernels like this out for ANDROID phones

    there is 0 things like this for iphone they have there garbage products on lock down so you have to pay them MORE money after you already paid out the bum for whatever apple product you have apple looks pretty and i hate to admit it have nice hardware but its not worth the price if you cant make it your own
  45. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    January 21, 2011 at 12:57 pm
    What genius worked this out?? About 50% of consumer appliances, from hair dryers to computers to toothbrushes to dvd players, have been using custom screws for about 20 years now... Apple started doing it with the ORIGINAL 128k 9" Mac in 1984... someone`s powers of observation are a bit slow.
  46. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 12:57 pm
    I`m confused... she`s cute and seems smart but she owns several apple products? Makes no sense, unless she "owns them" for the purpose of the show.

    The problem here is that apple is screwing everyone over, but this is apple we`re talking about here. It`s like getting mad at the weather. You can expect to get wet if you forget your umbrella the same way you can expect to be screwed over if you decide to buy a shiny apple product without a moment`s hesitation.

    .... Finally, what`s with all those huge wrenches on the back wall? They`ll help you fix your iPhone...
  47. Profile photo of mcfudge
    mcfudge Male 18-29
    537 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 1:02 pm
    WHO CARES, its their product, they can do whatever they want with it.
  48. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 1:27 pm
    @mcfudge
    After the purchase, it`s the consumer`s product, they SHOULD be able to do what they want with it. That`s the problem.
  49. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    There is a simple solution to this problem:


    Stop buying overpriced apple bricks.
  50. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7473 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 1:38 pm
    i love cute nerdy girls.
  51. Profile photo of K3vin
    K3vin Male 18-29
    487 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 1:52 pm
    watch. The market is about to be flooded with cheap chinese pentablobe drivers now that this has hit the news.

    Real solution = stop buying crapple
  52. Profile photo of trudenter
    trudenter Male 18-29
    69 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 1:57 pm
    shes purty
  53. Profile photo of razbitom
    razbitom Male 40-49
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    January 21, 2011 at 2:16 pm
    same thing happened with tridrivers, dual pin drivers, torx drivers... some greedy company tries to make a device irrepairable by sealing it up with a proprietary screw head but it only takes a few days before the drivers are readily available at radio shack.
  54. Profile photo of inyoueye
    inyoueye Male 30-39
    22 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 2:19 pm
    Big deal, you can by a screwdriver for $10 online - in another month or so they`ll be everywhere for a buck apiece...take that, App-holes!
  55. Profile photo of SunnyNphilly
    SunnyNphilly Male 18-29
    645 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 2:27 pm
    oh i get it.. shes trying to sell us stuff not bash on apple
  56. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    To be frank, any electrical store has the screwdriver that you need, it costs me 1 whole dollar! It really pushed the budget big time.
  57. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 2:35 pm
    IAB answer this: Which is better, more importantly what should i get? the HTC mozart or the Iphone 4? Im not sure which is really better, more important the android OS, wether its worth it?
  58. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 2:43 pm
    Ever hear off Nintendo? Yeah, they do the same thing, except with some weird tri-headed screws but I hear no uproar over it.
  59. Profile photo of sofaking42
    sofaking42 Male 18-29
    252 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 2:54 pm
    LOL APPLE
  60. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 2:59 pm
    Yeah no big deal, it just matter of time that kind of screwdriver become popular now
  61. Profile photo of dmoltrup
    dmoltrup Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2011 at 3:04 pm
    She sounds like a frog. A hot, blonde, sexy nerdy frog.. But a frog nontheless.
  62. Profile photo of canda1985
    canda1985 Male 18-29
    118 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 3:46 pm
    @Fatninja01 go for the mozart or the htc desire hd (evo in the us) i phone 4 is full of fail in the fact that its apple and its locked down to the max with IOS4
    you cannot mark all emails as read or unread
    you cannot snooze a calendar reminder
    you cannot play divx xvid mpeg4 wmv
    you cannot drag and drop media to and from device
    you cannot use any old usb cable and have to use itunes and quicktime
    you cannot have a spare battery
    you cannot put your HD media on a SERIES of external memory sticks (when you go on holiday, for example)
    facebook contacts will not sync unless the contact names are identical or you get a special app to do that
    you will never have freedom with the front facing camera, and will be tied to apple`s proprietory facetime instead of freedom with android.
    android is open source and will do any thing you want it to android is updated every 6 mouths or so, good growing app market and flash 10.1 and so on i will never yous apple o
  63. Profile photo of obeydarklord
    obeydarklord Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 3:52 pm
    shut up fatninja01
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    Kittycat101 Female 13-17
    150 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 4:07 pm
    Apple, why you so gay?
    Also, did they really think no one would notice, or you know, other companies wouldnt just start making their own pentalobe screw drivers tons cheaper?
    for being smart, apple is fcking stupid.
  65. Profile photo of wellsy57
    wellsy57 Male 50-59
    251 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    @Fatninja01 - I recently got my first smart phone. I`m sporting the Motorola Droid X. A fantastic phone. 8 megapixel camera, 720p video capture, HDMI out, and a full 16:9 screen, dual LED`s , 3 seperate microphones, a back facing mic for recording in narrative, or the front mic for recording the video your shooting, and a top mic for noise cancelation. engadget.com rated the Droid X better than the iphone 4. It`s big but also light and thin. And I` very impressed with the number of free apps on the market. Just be sure to read reviews before downloading.

    shut up obeydarklord
  66. Profile photo of wellsy57
    wellsy57 Male 50-59
    251 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    Oh, and a pre-installed 16GB SD card is awsome on the Droid X.
  67. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    January 21, 2011 at 4:18 pm
    After the purchase, it`s the consumer`s product, they SHOULD be able to do what they want with it. That`s the problem.

    Apple have been extremely successful doing the opposite - after the purchase, it remains Apple`s product.

    So when you buy an Apple product, you`re paying half for the i and half for a product you don`t really own anyway. Since Apple continues to control the product after you`ve bought it, you can`t really be said to own it.

    On top of that fiasco, you`re paying upwards of £500 for a small non-standard computer that isn`t very good. Rather silly, even if you did really own it afterwards. Which you don`t.
  68. Profile photo of WorldOfJames
    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 4:46 pm
    i could watch/ listen to her all day
  69. Profile photo of MuzzyManiac
    MuzzyManiac Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2011 at 5:03 pm
    It would take me about 20 min to make you a screwdriver that would work fine.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    January 21, 2011 at 5:24 pm
    @Volsunga

    You can do whatever you want to it AFTER you buy it. Just as they have the right to build it any way they want.

    Don`t want the screws? Don`t buy the iPhone. They are not `evil` for doing something many other manufacturers do.

    The first Jeep YJ I got I discovered that the entire thing had been put together with Torx and Torx security bolt (which I hate). I just got a set of torx drivedrs and everytime I had to remove a Torx bolt, I replaced with an imperial Hex head.

    I can`t check the transmission fluid on my wife`s car because it requires a special tool to get the dipstick out. (hell, to change the headlight you have to take off the wheel and remove the wheelwell). That doesn`t make Nissan `evil`.
  71. Profile photo of psychosax
    psychosax Male 18-29
    121 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 5:32 pm
    @MeGrendel

    No, Apple is evil because they are replacing your perfectly suitable and functional Philips screws with their pentalobular security screws for no real reason when you bring your iPhone 4 in for repair.
  72. Profile photo of Djarum
    Djarum Male 18-29
    307 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 5:34 pm
    Nintendo`s done this for a long time.
  73. Profile photo of jendrian
    jendrian Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 5:48 pm
    I was gonna say something but I remember I`m talking to the internet
  74. Profile photo of nick12684
    nick12684 Male 18-29
    85 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 5:52 pm
    I dont own single apple product. but she is right. WTF apple! people buy your overpriced poo (when i say poo i dont mean garbage) and according to you its still not ours. sound alot like what the gov`t does with people who own property or land.
  75. Profile photo of Renaud-
    Renaud- Male 18-29
    423 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 6:54 pm
    Meh all you people are really gettin excited for nothing Nintendo have been doing this since SNES times they put special screws on all their console and accesories and if you want to open them you need a special tool you can only get on ebay sooooooo im pretty sure some third party is gonna come up with a ``apple head scredriver`` just like theres plenty of ``nintendo head scredrivers``
  76. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2011 at 7:06 pm
    THIS is why I`m not buying a G/D MFing I PHONE.
  77. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    January 21, 2011 at 7:24 pm
    I don`t care if there will be screwdrivers on eBay for $0.99, Apple still sucks.
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    Ranakamarth Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 7:33 pm
    worldofjames, true dat!
    she was oddly interesting to listen to
  79. Profile photo of Deviros
    Deviros Male 18-29
    535 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 7:42 pm
    I will never understand why people get so heated over apple and apple equipment (or Sony, or Microsoft, or some other brand). Don`t like it? Great! Don`t buy it! Isn`t capitalism fun?

    Don`t like the proprietary lockdown of Apple mobiles or the computers? Great! Get an Android, Windows, Linux, Amiga, BeOS, Whatever!

    Don`t like the iPhone appstore? Great! get an android,a WM7, or jailbreak the iPhone!

    Seriously - use what you like, but leave everyone else - and their own decisions - alone and stop your bitchin`. It`s really rather foolish.
  80. Profile photo of matasomethin
    matasomethin Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 7:55 pm
    Stupid description is stupid.. They`re not using "philips" head screws... They`re using pentalobe head screws to REPLACE the philips head. It`s not an evil plan (you`re just paranoid), it`s quality (damage) control. If you go inside your iphone and drat around, mess something up, give up, then decide to take it to an apple store to have it repaired that means more work for the techs, thus more money Apple has to spend. Agreed, you should be able to do what you want with your phone.. And, indeed, you will continue to do so. It`s just a little more difficult now (like when they started using torx screws in hard drives instead of phillips). And the pentalobe bit is only difficult to find because it is new. Apple does not and will not own rights to that bit head, so once it becomes more popular more companies will produce it and it will be easier to find. Happy trolling! Cheers.
  81. Profile photo of rammo34
    rammo34 Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 8:23 pm
    Don`t care. Apple products are the work of Satan anyway.
  82. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 8:41 pm
    Yeah, I was trying to access a file I saved through Garage Band on a friend`s Macbook last weekend, and I have to say - most counterintuitive experience I`ve ever had with a file system, especially one under an operating system so shamelessly touted as "user-friendly."

    and on a related note:

    This must be the first internet personality I`ve ever actually fallen in `love` with - you go MJ!
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    mrpuddle Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 8:57 pm
    Mac sucks. Get a real computer/phone.
  84. Profile photo of chunkymonkie
    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
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    January 21, 2011 at 9:02 pm
    what a shady company
  85. Profile photo of Enjin
    Enjin Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2011 at 9:18 pm
    It`s cool that they are doing this. Anyone have a link to where I can download those drivers?
  86. Profile photo of kittilia
    kittilia Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 10:46 pm
    @ enjin, I think she means screw-drivers.
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    CallofKtulu Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 11:06 pm
    @Enjin

    I was really thinking the same thing.
  88. Profile photo of phoneybone
    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 11:18 pm
    isn`t it not longer a phillips screw or screwdriver once it`s more or less than 4 points?

    Oh, and .
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2011 at 11:54 pm
    "I can`t check the transmission fluid on my wife`s car because it requires a special tool to get the dipstick out. (hell, to change the headlight you have to take off the wheel and remove the wheelwell). That doesn`t make Nissan `evil`."

    Yes. Yes it does! :)
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    5ofclubs Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 3:34 am
    what a cute little nerd girl
  91. Profile photo of NinjaB0b
    NinjaB0b Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 3:44 am
    well iFixIt has gone up in the world of usefulness. i just remembered it being a random assignment for my engineering major
  92. Profile photo of number43
    number43 Male 70 & Over
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    January 22, 2011 at 4:06 am
    phoneybone, that`s a yahoo answers question if i ever saw one. a phillips head screw is a name for a cross shaped screw head where all 4 "arms" are of equal or approximate length. A screw head which is simply a line is commonly called a flat head. The video shows you a series of torque screws, which were at one time a sort of a "tamper resistant" screw head themselves. It is not uncommon for manufacturers to develop custom screw heads to prevent people from opening and repairing things themselves. I`ve seen triangles, squares, pentagons, stars, even swirly sun shaped ones.

    My wife had a Buick where you had to jack the engine up 2" to replace the serpentine belt. Now that is evil. Apple is really starting to be a pain in the butt with their complaining about jailbreaking and attempting to keep people out of the phone. If I bought it, it`s mine. F you, it`s my property I`ll alter it, paint it, destroy it any way I want.
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 4:56 am
    god damn, she is hot!
  94. Profile photo of tinaha
    tinaha Female 18-29
    72 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 5:15 am
    her voice annoyed me. i couldn`t get past 12 seconds.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 9:00 am
    Can`t be a coincidence that the screw head looks like an Anus. This is apple`s attempt to literally screw all of us in the ass.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3061 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 9:26 am
    i`m getting really sick of apple and their arrogance and lack of compatibility of their products. when my contract is up, i`m getting a samsung phone with the andriod os. 8===D~~~~apple
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    elemjay Female 18-29
    23 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 9:26 am
    urghhhhhhhhhhhh why is she talking like that?! D:
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 9:54 am
    if you can`t find the correct tool, use a stripped screw remover and then swap in your own screws

    she really needs to stop referring to screwdrivers as drivers while talking about a piece of technology that has software
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    getlipscomb Female 18-29
    26 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 10:27 am
    maybe people should just buy a top of the line Android or Galaxy S phone and call it a day.
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    puppies04 Male 18-29
    686 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 10:57 am
    OMG11!! it is the end off the world.... oh hold on a minute jimmy chang in china just made a batch of 40 million screwdrivers that fit these screw heads, coming to every cheap hardware store/stall near you very soon.

    Btw i dont see the issue as even if iphone owners did have the correct screwdrivers unfortunatly sheep lack opposable thumbs to be able to make use of them. Better leave it too the pros
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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
    1452 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 11:01 am
    My Evo has torx screws... and anyone who has tried to remove small phillips screws AND small torx screws knows that the torx is a MUCH better choice. It is much harder to strip out a torx screw.
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    happygrass Male 18-29
    85 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 11:03 am
    droid
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    hyeonkim0805 Male 18-29
    667 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 12:02 pm
    Fck IPHONE i`m switching to an android as soon as possible.
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    chimmeychang Male 30-39
    685 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    This is from Apples ad in 1983/1984


    on January 24 1984 Apple will release Macintosh, and you will see why 1984 wont be like "1984"

    the truth is, at that point apple didn`t have enough of the market share to pull the stuff they do now. Apple makes a good product, but they want you to be part of a family, not just a consumer. They want to control every aspect of your ownership of their product like no porn or flash on the Iphone. Part of what makes Apple a very good product is that they limit your ability to !@#$ it up yourself. They limit the types of software, and hardware you can use to modify your product. If you buy any Apple product at this point, you are agreeing with how they run their business, and should therefore not complain.

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    Swuzler Male 18-29
    124 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 1:54 pm
    shut the hell up chimmey. i agree with the chick in the video.
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    liklepip Female 18-29
    136 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 4:26 pm
    chimmey.. really? part of a family bullpoo do they. they want your money. i like how you highlight one of the problems controlling every aspect. why the drat would you want that? you don`t buy jeans and get told by the brand that you can`t wear it with certain things, they should take your money and leave you the drat alone. ahh you make me angry :|
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 5:26 pm
    @hyeonkim0805. I recommend the Samsung Galaxy S. I have the Vibrant (the version of that phone released for T Mobile) and I love it.
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    eggsnham Male 13-17
    1140 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 6:49 pm
    @chimmeychang

    No, if I buy an Apple product, it`s because I thought it was worth spending the ludicrous amount of money they were charging for it.

    If I spend $200-300 on an iPhone, and for whatever reason want to take the back panel off, I should be able to do so. It`s not their unit anymore, it`s mine.

    Apple has always been about tricking "non-conformists" into spending stupid amounts of money on halfway decent products.
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    skyblue_15 Female 18-29
    193 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 8:12 pm
    eh. just wait a couple of months and companies will mass produce the special screwdriver.
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    Genocyde Male 30-39
    712 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 9:27 pm
    I have to go with EggsNHam on that. The deal is simple. I give Company X money, Company X gives the the product I paid for...end of transaction.

    Should Company X want to position themselves into a parental capacity over that product, then they should share in the responsibility for me using it other than directed.
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    Genocyde Male 30-39
    712 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 9:35 pm
    Chimneychang, Let me show you how completely ridiculous that argument is

    ::Apple makes a good product, but they want you to be part of a family, not just a consumer.::

    So I`m gonna give Uncle Steve (Wozniak) a call and see how my other Uncle Steve (Jobs) is doing. I think one of them should float me a loan. I`ve kinda hit hard times.

    Since I`m "part of the family" I`m sure it won`t be a problem

    ::They want to control every aspect of your ownership of their product like no porn or flash on the Iphone.::

    Got some porn on it anyway. Didn`t ask if Uncle Steve (either) would approve. Just did it.

    Simplest way to control any product completely...don`t drating sell it.

    ::If you buy any Apple product at this point, you are agreeing with how they run their business, and should therefore not complain.::

    Bought the iPod Touch, did what I wanted to do with it. I managed to deal a damaging blow to Uncle Steve`s &qu
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    Miquaight Female 18-29
    129 posts
    January 23, 2011 at 1:14 am
    Don`t know if any other UK posters know what I mean by "star driver", but my husband just told me he has screwdrivers in the garage that could open this now.

    He said this type of screw is mostly seen on cars and vans...

    Any other UK users familiar with this? If so, one wholesale shipment of these babies to the USA and Apple are back at square one.
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    bika Male 18-29
    18 posts
    January 23, 2011 at 4:19 pm
    I`s just a damn torx screw. The new standard of screws, easier to screw. Not a damn conspiricy to take over the world
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    January 23, 2011 at 6:02 pm
    SHEEP buy apple products.

    people that do not think for themselves and have no ability to understand that apple CONTROLS YOUR products that you paid for completely.

    given the fact that there are much better phones out there only a sheep and a stupid sheep at that would buy an iphone.

    if you have an iphone then you are a moron.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    January 23, 2011 at 6:04 pm
    ANDROID

    BETTER
    FASTER
    C U S T O M I Z I B L E in the extreme.

    learn the term ifail users then switch.
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    watdatdoo Male 18-29
    31 posts
    January 23, 2011 at 9:05 pm
    @jamie76
    I disagrees, first of all my credibility for what I`m about to say.
    I used to work at Best Buy Mobile just until recently. I troubleshoot many many phones, using the resource Best Buy Mobile gives me and my personal experience. Standing as a consumer and a sale`s representative/technician I would say that I do not like the android platform as much.
    Cons:
    Background task- (having to install a function that should already be pre-installed.)iDevice* double tap home, and delete.
    Problems- When hardware/software issues arises, it is most of the time extremely difficult to reverse the process and or fix. (iDevice* plug in>restore from backup.)
    Oh and another thing, please reconsider or at least try out the HTC Evo before purchasing, I know it is boasting a 1GHz processor but it is entirely different on how the system runs compared to idevices. Droids process more like a mini laptop while iDevice process as a standalone. (Best I can describe. Faster does n
  117. Profile photo of watdatdoo
    watdatdoo Male 18-29
    31 posts
    January 23, 2011 at 9:19 pm
    @jamie76
    I have more to write about but time is short for me.
    As for the customizable part I do give the android platform that it is more flexible as for the icon placement goes. But imagine this: Which would be better, if you were driving and you want to access music quickly, the iDevice has a boring square, but the thing is I can access everything without even looking. While on droid you have to access other screens. I wish if I could ave more time so I could write a more definitive argument but still overall. The design of the iDevice is more simple and easier to trouble-shoot than droid. Great thing about droid is the google service. I was wowed by it and still today. Other wise go to iDevice. As for the people who wants things for free you can always jailbreak to get unlimited paid apps, tweak how you want your device to run and much much more. Also you can unlock for free too. Just require an hour or so to do it. :)
    Drat, my replies looks like its written by a kid.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7607 posts
    January 23, 2011 at 11:25 pm
    So, if you want to open your iphone buy the correct tool to do it? I have one from when I needed to get into my nokia a few years ago to clean out the soeaker. That was a hollow tork , not really easy to buy but perfectly accesible.
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    eddybebe90 Male 18-29
    11 posts
    January 24, 2011 at 1:49 am
    My plan is to literally screw her..
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    tuapui Male 18-29
    94 posts
    January 26, 2011 at 8:30 am
    I thought being unique was the in thing.

    I always wondered why everyone wanted an iPhone, and be different or stand out all at the same time.

    Then again, being a hypocrite is already part of our genetic code.
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    wtfstfu Male 13-17
    112 posts
    January 31, 2011 at 9:02 am
    its a drating star bit so what i have a screwdriver that will fit that its not a big deal

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