If you have ever owned or sold Apple products you would know that they are some of the most beautifully engineered and well-built products on the market. With such feats met there are some drawbacks. Apple products specifically can be a huge pain in the butt to repair. There is a reason why sites like iFix it give Apple products close to if not failing scores in reparability, beauty. Luckily with the right amount of training most Apple products can be fixed. Still many people become curious about which Apple products are the hardest to fix and why. We thought today would be a good time to give a list of the top 3 Apple products our technicians across the UK think are the hardest to repair.
1. The Apple Mac Book Air Repairs
The 2013 Apple Mac Book Air is engineered to last long hours and be ultra-portable. Its sleek design is great but unfortunately if the laptop does need repair it can become a nightmare. It uses pentalobe screws to hold the laptop together, many people do not have screw drivers for this. Even if you can get the screws off and get into the inside you will be bricked by parts soldered onto the motherboard making repairs extremely difficult.
2. The Apple iPhone 5s / 5c Repairs
The latest line of the Apple iPhone is the 5S and the 5C and is a headache to repair. Opening the device is not so bad as it follows the same general guidelines as the Apple iPhone 5, but once inside you are once again hit by penalobe screws plus other sized screws, and a lot of glue holding everything together. It can be tricky getting everything off and once you do it’s only a bigger pain to remember what kind of screw went were and getting new glue on.
3. The Apple iPad Air Repair
It always seems like the air devices are the ones that cause the most problem. The Apple iPad Air was designed to deliver retina display and the thinnest most portable tablet on the market. The results for the user are great, but for a repair technician this has to be the worst of the worst. The front panel is held to the metal by glue. Getting the glue off such a large panel can be very tedious to do and will require heating. Once heated and the glue is removed then you can open the actual device up and do any sort of repairs. Most parts inside are also glued so even things like a battery replacement can take what feels like hours to do.
Overall we see that Apple products as beautiful and well developed as they are really lack in the reparability. Luckily most users will not have to worry about such issues but as you can see having an Apple repair done requires some of the most skilled iTechnicians around!