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Apple purchases iFixit

UPDATE; April Fools!!

iFixit has been on of Apples most resilient critic especially considering their irreparable devices. iFixit is mostly known for its “teardown” photos and videos of dismantled iPhones and iPads, posted shortly after they go on sale and later used to illustrate free online repair guides (parts and tools for sale).

According to the notice that replaced iFixit’s website overnight Tuesday, Apple has promised to do something about that.

“As part of the deal,” it reads, “Apple made a commitment to produce the most replaceable electronic devices and personal computers on the market. This is a clear win for the whole iFixit community.

“Apple is working hard to make devices last long enough to be upgraded or irrelevant, making repairability an antiquated notion. iFixit will become a key player in the future of Apple device development, starting with the new Smartphone Replaceability Index.”