iPhone X vs. Macbook Pro Repairability Comparison

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Right now you maybe wondering why am I doing a repair comparison for two different devices that have different proportions and uses. Well the simple answer is that despite the two devices falling in entirely different categories, one remains more repairable than the other and the answer might not be what you expect, so stick for a while.

Apple has been making ripples right now with the launch of the iPhone X and the Macbook Pro. Both of these devices sport entirely new and radical design changes that leaves their predecessors looking ancient. But it has been true of many manufacturers that whenever they introduce design changes in an attempt to shrink proportions or pack too much in a compact configuration, it always leads to some form of catastrophe when it comes to repairing it.

Which neatly brings us into the devices mentioned here. You see iPhone repair Auckland has always been a very expensive and difficult task ever since its introduction. And while it true that the new iPhone’s are significantly easier to disassemble, it still isn’t something that can be attempted at home by sourcing parts off ebay. Take for example the iPhone X, iFixIT gave it a score of 6/10 in repairability which is decent as far as modern scores go. As a matter of fact, the device is much easier to disassemble than to put together. But this space efficiency comes at the cost of complicated connectors inside the device that are difficult to put together. However, it is by no means irreparable, that honour goes to the new macbook pro. It is undoubtedly a gorgeous device, more so when you consider that the touch bar changes the way that we interact with laptops now. But as purposeful and gorgeous the device may seem, the design itself is an Achilles heel from a repair perspective. You see, Macbook repair Christchurch has a different set of challenges than a more conventional laptop, but the 2017 model sacrifices everything for a slim profile that is neither upgradable because all the components are soldered in, nor very easy to get in without damaging the famed touchbar of the device. AS a matter of fact iFixit gave the device a score of 1/10 in terms of reparability because the masters of repair themselves broke it while trying to get in the device which is surprising given its proportions as compared to the iPhone X.

Granted that this is indeed a worry for anyone looking to get a MBP for long term use because the severely restricted nature of the device means that you don’t really have a lot of options regarding easy and evasive reparability and upgradability of the device. So the conclusion that we need to draw from this is, whether we have come too far in device design that we need to kill device accessibility in order to maintain a decent design? Because it wasn’t too long ago that owning any laptop was as troublesome as owning a pair of slippers. And to top it all off, sim profile laptops like the MacBook do cost a pretty penny to buy.



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