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3rd party repairs on iphones bricks you device

Discussion in 'Tablets, Smartphones and Mobile Devices' started by amusicsite, 6 Feb 2016.

  1. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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  2. beanz

    beanz Staff Member Staff Member

    This is one of those events where I can see both sides.

    I'd be very annoyed if it happened to me and I hadn't realised in advance it could happen.

    On the other hand, someone maliciously trying to access the personal data on a phone might replace the sensor or otherwise attempt to disable it. Bricking the phone is drastic but effective last-resort security.

    If I was the manufacturer, I would make the authorised repair a really cheap one so that people didn't feel the need to go elsewhere for their repairs.

    I'd also not call it an 'error' - I'd use some clear explanatory text on screen for those affected - and with all that in place, I'd push it as a feature at point of sale.
     
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  3. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    Indeed, the problem seems to be not informing people their £600 device could be rendered unless and not displaying the appropriate message.
     
  4. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    UK