I really think it deserves a lower repairability score. Sure, most things are modular, but with the 12 series Apple has paired most important components to each logic board. These components either lose functionality or flash a message that the components aren’t original. Now added to this list with the 12 is the camera which, you guessed it, is now paired to each iPhone. This is a massive F You to many independent repair shops because now you can’t replace the battery without losing many major features. Even with genuine original parts and pairing serial numbers makes no difference. It seems like the amount of parts paired increase with each generation of iPhone, and it’s only going to get larger. We as consumers cannot repair the phone that we own, so do we really own the phone? With all of this said, I think the phone deserves a four at most. I mean I don’t work at ifixit so this is just a suggestion, but with all of this new BS we shouldn’t give Apple any benefit of the doubt.
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