What the hell? Apple acquires iFixit?

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  1. easy-peasy macrumors regular

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    http://computermagazine.com/2014/04/01/apple-acquires-diy-firm-ifixit/
    Guess Apple really doesn't want us trying to fix our phones on our own ;)
     
  2. scott523 macrumors 6502a

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    Just got the email about it. After carefully reading the email one more time, I saw this at the bottom:

    (Before calling us to express your thoughts, please check your calendar.)
     
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    Ignore and disregard all tech news for the next 24 hours.
     
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    You read it wrong. Instead, iFixit is buying Apple and will re-release the current lineup to add RAM slots and access doors to all iPads and iPhones. They will also print the iFixit score on the retail boxes!
     
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    Oh wait, it's the 1st. I shouldn't check my phone after waking up in the middle of the night. -_-
     
  7. easy-peasy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Argh! :p

    They got me boys... they got me good ;)
     
  8. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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    Apple is now searching Ifixit's records to find out who sold aftermarket pentalobe screwdrivers.
     
  9. maflynn, Apr 1, 2014
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    Really believing a major news story on April First :rolleyes:
    Its a joke and a good one at that :p
     
  10. ELMI0001 macrumors 6502

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    Wow. Totally forgot it was April Fools. Fortune forgot too when they originally ran the story. Major WTF moment this a.m.
     
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  12. archtopshop, Apr 1, 2014
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    iFixit sells out to Apple!

    I got an email this morning from iFixit. Here is the web page version:

    http://createsend.ifixit.com/t/View...EF23F30FEDED/DDD6308B3F7387F56A4D01E12DB8921D

    If you visit the new website, Apple says "Why “fix it yourself” when you can upgrade? No need to waste time repairing your Apple device. Upgrade it instead. With iFixit’s help, there will always be a newer, better device for sale."

    That's right, just buy a new computer! Sheesh!

    I wonder how long Apple will keep the old iFixit website up. This is not good news--for anyone other than Apple, and the former owners of the iFixit website.

    Just my two cents.
     
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    Whose up for recreating all the guides so future owners of these older Macs will get to repair them like we did.


    EDIT: Can't believe you fell for it. This has to be the best April Fools hoax in the history of computer repairs! Figured I'd play along!
     
  15. archtopshop macrumors regular

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    :eek: Oh, iFixit, you guys suck.
     
  16. captain cadet, Apr 1, 2014
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    Ifixit brought by apple

    Looks like I got April fooled -_- sorry guys!
     
  17. Richdmoore macrumors 65816

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    Me too, forgot what day it is...

    I was wondering why on earth apple would buy them out, didn't make any sense to me..
     
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