Australia slams Apple for telling customers ‘you’re repairing it wrong’

Not every Apple decision is great. Its attempts to force customers to cough up cash for simple iPhone repairs is an example of a bad one. Now it’s in big trouble in Australia, where local consumer regulators say Apple can’t tell its customers:

“You’re repairing it wrong”

It’s the return of the fabled Error 53 problem.

An error message that bricks iPhones when it detects that a repair is made by an independent repair shop. We saw the problem flare up in the US last year. The simplest explanation is that the device would recognize if it had been tampered with and then cease to function.

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