Couldn't make it up ... could y'!! Redux … rty-repair

Where’s it all gonna end? :frowning:
Edit Fri 19th.
Here, Apparently: … ed-iphones

Back to tablets of stone, perhaps, eh Vic?


Mr X

In an Apple store? :slight_smile:


I don’t doubt that android/google/etc would get away with something similar if they could. I have to wonder how much of these sorts of bugs are actually bugs or “features.” :frowning:

Apple have already cornered the market in stone quarries, mate. :frowning:

Apparently, Apple’s line on this is that as the home button is linked to the fingerprint recognition and validation code, an unscrupulous third-party repairer could get hold of the data or disable the fingerprint recognition, thereby destroying the security given by the system. So it’s a feature.

I can see where they’re coming from on that. While it might seem unlikely here, the fact is that, in many parts of the world, it is not so remote a possibility. One of Apple’s biggest iPhone markets has been China, and given the level of counterfeiting and other similarly malignant practices that go on there on a regular basis …

Do Android and Google phones have fingerprint recognition built in in a similar way?

Mr X

In the Guardian piece Vic cites above, Apple Pay is mentioned. I suspect the security of that may also be involved.