Fast technology September 20 news, more than a year after the release of the iPhone 14, the well-known repair website iFixit recently announced,Lowered its maintainability score from 7 to 4 out of 10。
When the iPhone 14 first came out, iFixit posted a teardown of the iPhone 14 to share. It also indicates that compared with iPhone 13, iPhone 14 has re-optimized internal design and adopted a middle frame that is easier to repair.Therefore, it gave a score of 7 at that time。
But a year later, since the iPhone 14 most of the repairs need to be verified by Apple, plusApple's increasingly demanding post-repair part pairing requirements. After all, iFixit decided to downgrade the iPhone 14's rating based on feedback from the repair community.
According to iFixit, when users buy accessories from Apple's self-repair store,The IMEI or serial number of the device must be provided. Not only that, after replacing the parts must be verified before normal use,If it is not verified, the phone will keep popping up warning pop-ups。
According to Fast Technology, Apple's post-repair system configuration software tool is designed to verify the positive character of components, update firmware and calibrate components to ensure device performance and quality. However, iFixit has also covered the functional issues that can arise when the system configuration is not complete.
iFixit has said that Apple's practice is a "potential threat to repair" unless laws and regulations are introduced,Otherwise, Apple is likely to ban all unofficially repaired phones in the future。
As one of the maintenance staff said,Taking apart an iPhone 14 might be easy, but getting it to work again is pretty hard. Now the maintenance of an Apple mobile phone, can not only consider the hardware accessories, but also consider whether the replacement of accessories can pass the system certification.