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Old 04-26-2018, 05:03 PM   #1
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Apple SUES iPhone screen repair shop and LOSES!
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Land of the free ? He with the biggest wallet wins in the USA from my personal experience in civil court.


In the United States, Apple has worked with the Department of Homeland Security and ICE to seize counterfeit parts in the United States and to raid the shops of independent iPhone repair professionals. ICE’s National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center rejected a Freedom of Information Act request I filed in 2016 regarding Apple’s involvement in its “Operation Chain Reaction” anti counterfeiting team, citing that doing so “could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings.” Apple declined to comment for this article.

“In this case, Apple indirectly proves what they really want,” Per Harald Gjerstad, Huseby’s lawyer, told me in an email. “They want monopoly on repairs so they can keep high prices. And they therefore do not want to sell spare parts to anyone other than ‘to themselves.’”

Apple makes its own replacement parts available only to Apple Stores and shops in its “Authorized Service Provider” program. By becoming “authorized,” repair companies have to pay Apple a fee (and buy parts from the company at a fixed rate.) They are also restricted from performing certain types of repairs; there are many types of repairs—most commonly ones that require microsoldering for Logic Board damage—that independent companies can do that Apple itself does not do, so there are many reasons why a repair shop might want to remain independent.

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Originally Posted by ChuangTzu View Post
love that guy.
"because the norwegians have a government that actually understand tech stuff".
he mentioned a forum; couldn't find it, but there's a TON of links under the video.
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I read somewhere online it is cheaper to buy a new iphone than to replace the screen. The screen and glass back case are very expensive.
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