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    Apple could screw over iPhone repair shops with crazy new screw design

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    It would be hardly surprising if they did do it, and not particularly difficult to make a driver to fit it. Not a problem.

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    They've "kind of" done it once already

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    This was a hoax!

    The 'asymmetric screw' that wasn't: Day4's elaborate Apple hoax The Verge

    Last week, a rumor that Apple is working on an asymmetric screw that would effectively lock users out of their devices ran rampant across the internet. Today, Swedish design company Day4 admitted that the rumor was an elaborate hoax an experiment designed to explore how misinformation spreads on the internet. Day4 staff mocked up the screw in a 3D design program, emailed it to themselves, photographed the email, posted it on Reddit, and waited for someone to pick the story up.

    Various news sources reported on the rumor and readers took the discussion to social networks. As the story traveled, it was oft presented as fact, and likely misled a large number of readers. After explaining the reasoning behind the experiment, Day4 issued an apology (while still defending its methods):

    "Finally, we just want to say sorry to you who feel cheated, but the meaning behind the experiment may provide longer-term results, that we might become more thoughtful about things we see on the internet."
    With the rumor mill in full swing in anticipation of the next iPhone announcement, Day4's warning is an important one to keep in mind for readers and journalists alike.
    Although unlikely, perhaps this will make websites think before they post unsubstantiated rumours. If I wanted to read made up news stories I would read The Daily Mail!

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    There was a rumour they were going to use bifid screws. They're an absolute nightmare to get out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Although unlikely, perhaps this will make websites think before they post unsubstantiated rumours. If I wanted to read made up news stories I would read The Daily Mail!
    tbh I think most of them don't care and its about driving traffic and advertising revenue.

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