Apple, a firm infamous for making its items tough to fix, has actually offered us an actual head-scratcher of a fixing circumstance with its next-generation streaming remote.
Moot right here are a set of screws that would certainly show up to make repair work semi-straightforward yet definitely do not. iFixit took down the second-generation Siri Remote, which will certainly deliver with the most recent Apple television 4K streaming box, as well as located that these 2 screws outside of the remote do generally absolutely nothing. Do not, simply put, anticipate to be able to repair your brand-new remote or its battery conveniently.
To Begin With, Apple’s brand-new stick includes a one-piece light weight aluminum external case layout– suggesting that while very little as well as quite, this point was most likely currently mosting likely to verify tough to play with. You may believe, for that reason, that a set of small screws at the end of the remote near its billing port would certainly supply very easy accessibility to things probably to require to be fixed on this remote: the battery. You would certainly be incorrect.
Rather, iFixit’s video clip teardown suggested that the small plate that covers its Lightning port– one more Siri Remote wrong, if I’m being sincere– successfully goes no place. To get in the remote, iFixit required to utilize a handful of specialized devices to stand out off the switches on the remote, eliminate even more small screws as well as small part, twitch the remote’s internal structure out of its light weight aluminum covering, loosen the reasoning board from the remote’s skeletal system, as well as lastly, bulge the 1.52 Wh battery. Oh, as well as its cable televisions are soldered along with those of the Lightning port, making do it yourself repair work even more tough.
Is the absence of straightforward repairability on the next-generation Siri Remote completely unusual? Well, no. Naturally not. Fixing the first-generation Siri stick was likewise a whole entire point. Apple is likewise infamous for lobbying versus right-to-repair regulation, has actually been revealed to be inside contrasted regarding its very own setting on the issue, as well as has actually utilized bad-faith debates to protect itself from objection regarding exactly how tough its items are to deal with, specifically where it associates with exclusive part as well as repair work guidelines.
However, for a remote with a rechargeable battery, Apple certain makes it tough to in fact act as well as gain access to among the important things probably to require substitute in the future. As well as fooling us with a set of screws that do little bit for repairability does not specifically curry support on the repair work front, either.