Mike Wuerthele


Mike Wuerthele
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  • Apple's Self Service Repair answers critics, doesn't help users

    lmasanti said:
    As for ’tools’ I am almost sure that iFix can sell you anyone you need!

    There is no reason why Apple should ‘make mandatory’ that you buy them the tools. Well, maybe, the glue…
    But yet, here we are.
  • Apple will allow customers to repair iPhones and Macs in 2022

    hexclock said:
    avon b7 said:
    On the face of it, a great move and much needed option.

    I'm not sure about the requirement to return core parts but that's a minor quibble in the grand scheme of things. 

    Now they (and everybody else) need to design for repair. 
    They probably want the parts back to avoid a flood of broken parts being sold as functional on the internet. And to properly recycle them. 
    Historically, Apple will take some of the parts and analyze for failure mode, and will do component-level repair on others, and send them back to the repair supply chain.

    Nearly every Apple service part after the initial batch come from refurb stock.
  • Apple will allow customers to repair iPhones and Macs in 2022

    muchomac said:
    avon b7 said:
    I'm not sure about the requirement to return core parts but that's a minor quibble in the grand scheme of things. 

    Requirements to return parts are common in many industries. The auto parts industry for example. You can buy an alternator, car battery, etc, and will receive credit back if you send them the old damaged one. It is not REQUIRED, but you are losing money if you don't. In most cases they will try to repair it and resell it as refurbished, or will adequately recycle it.

    Which they included older models at the same time. I mean, who wants to open up their $1000 1 or 2-year-old phone, which might still be under warranty?
    No they are nor requirement. You have wrong information. You get discount if you do. In fact, I demand repairman to return some of old parts to me. Those parts belong to me - not to manufacturer. For example battery replacement will be cheaper if you return old core, but there is no requirement. Yes I know many shops do not like it, but I do not give damn. I own the care - i own the old parts - i do what I want and you cannot require me to return them if I do not want to. Want to have conversation with repair shop manager - meet me... or my lawyer.
    You won't HAVE to return a "core" part -- but it will cost notably more if you don't. More on how this works for Apple a bit later today.
    I is not called "core" part . It is called battery core - proper name for it. Go to car store and check. Use proper naming. It was not accidental what I used. No double quotes required.
    Apple absolutely calls it a "core." Why would I go to a car store to see what Apple has been calling a service part return for 30 years?

    This is not the first time you talked out your ass about something you don't know anything about.
  • New 14-inch MacBook Pro review: Where the 'Pro' starts

    I have no experience with HDMI port. Can you use it such that the external display is an extension of the home screen? 
    Sure can.
  • OWC Thunderbolt Hub review: Three Thunderbolt ports from one host connector

    Article says that this Thunderbolt 4 dock is “the only game in town” that’s currently shipping, which isn’t exactly true.

    I got my Sonnet Thunderbolt 4 dock last week, and it works great.  And offers 90W of power.  And slightly faster SD card read speeds.  And it has stayed very cool to the touch.

    I’m glad that they’re shipping and have some in stock. On Monday, when I asked, neither they nor Sonnet expected to have any until January.