Apple & the Pentalobe Screw

It amazes me that the mass consumer still flocks to Apple, they certainly have a "dictatorship" over their products..

Consumerist tells us that Apple is switching to a special new screw called by some a Pentalobe, by iFixit an "Evil Proprietary Tamper Proof Five Point Screw" (or the EPTP5PS). It is designed to make it impossible for anyone but Apple to service your iPhone or computer. Consumerist also notes that if you take your iPhone in for repairs, they will replace all the screws with the EPTP5PS.

Apple is sending a message like Henry Ford wanted to: This is mine and you cannot get into it, you cannot tamper with it.

Via Tree Hugger

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