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    iFixit has been acquired by Apple
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    iFixit has been acquired by Apple
    I'm interested to see what's up next for iFixit.

    "iFixit is the industry leader in the global repair movement. With more than 10,000 repair guides and millions of community members worldwide, iFixit has become the most trusted source for “before-you-buy” reviews of consumer electronics and “after-it-breaks” repair documentation.

    Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and generally does not discuss their purpose or plans. And financial details have not yet been disclosed. But, we at iFixit feel we ought to explain ourselves to our loyal community.

    “Everyone has a number”, admitted Kyle Wiens, iFixit’s CEO. “I didn’t think there was a reasonable number that would make me say, ‘You know I was going to change the world with repair documentation but here’s a number.’” In the end, Apple gave us a number that we couldn’t refuse.

    But it isn’t just a number for iFixit. As part of the deal, Apple made a commitment to produce the most replaceable electronic devices and personal computers on the market. This is a clear win for the whole iFixit community.

    Apple is working hard to make devices last long enough to be upgraded or irrelevant, making repairability an antiquated notion. iFixit will become a key player in the future of Apple device development, starting with the new iFixit Replaceability Index.

    It has been an exciting adventure for all of us at iFixit, and we can’t thank our dedicated community enough.
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    Pretty sure this is an April's Fool's joke. Quite sure. Like, really really sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisabeach View Post
    Pretty sure this is an April's Fool's joke. Quite sure. Like, really really sure.
    Holy smokes, I forgot what day it was!!! [HURRY DELETE THREAD]
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    Just gonna move this to the lounge noting what day it is..
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    iFixit has been acquired by Apple
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    I hate April 1st.
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    Got the email this morning... I have to say, though elaborately done, this was lame. If you know iFixIt at all, you know this goes against every fiber of their existence.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cradom View Post
    I hate April 1st.
    Agree w/ Craig - wife just sent me an email that a wedding we plan to attend (a niece that we not really that close) in early May had just been cancelled - now since this involved non-refundable airline tickets, we set up an alternate plan to spend some time in D.C. - I first said GREAT! But -

    I'm a BIG fan of music, especially classical (have about 5K CDs - began in 1984) and belong to the Good-Music-Guide music forum - below is a new thread opened last night from the forum administrator, Rob - now going for 3 pages w/ a dozen of my fellow members (some 'old-timers') removing their avatars; however, Rob has kept his & one of the mods put a jester's head on his avatar of Haydn - Dave


    It has come to our attention that avatars are compromising forum security. The details can't be revealed fully yet, but it seems that the NSA has successfully infiltrated most avatars, and using spyware known as "SnoWdensia", are using them to spy on users posts. More worryingly, since avatars are kept within members' profile, they can have access to all profile information as well as personal messages.

    Our recommendation is to remove your avatar, and put it in a specially created folder on your desktop called "Functional Online Obfuscatory Locker", or just use the initials. This directs your virus scanning program to scan the files within. Works or PC and Mac.

    If you simply must use an avatar, GMG recommends the one attached. it has been scanned, certified spyware-free and will clearly demonstrate that you have taken the steps to ensure your forum safety.

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    Ahhh... OK...

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    That way you'll be a mile away from him, and you'll have his shoes.

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    I was tempted to post that Steve Balmer took over as CEO of Apple but I doubted anyone would be fooled for a second!

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    Yeah, especially since Steve has now retired with his Billions. MS has a new CEO which is why MS Office for the iPad was released. Does that tell you something?

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    Sometime early in the OS X era I fell for a bit that claimed OS X could be installed on an iPod. I bought it for about five minutes then I remembered April Fools Day.
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    i was waiting for someone to post Apple bought Comcast or Time Warner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osxx View Post
    i was waiting for someone to post Apple bought Comcast or Time Warner.
    They did! there will be a new show on the network called Cooking with Tim Cook!

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    Correction Dennis. That's actually "Apple Pie" for everyone by Tim Cook.

    Sometime early in the OS X era I fell for a bit that claimed OS X could be installed on an iPod. I bought it for about five minutes then I remembered April Fools Day.
    LOL, the ifixit buy out had me going for a while, so don't feel bad.

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    I saw that late last night and freaked till I looked at the date when I woke up! To me they would RUIN iFixit.

    All new Macs are far from easily fixable!

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