Apple continues to squash third-party repair shops by making its products more difficult to fix when broken.
The company wants to maintain total control of the product even though it’s been sold to you in the first place.
A new iFixit report alleged that the newest iPhone 13’s Face ID biometric security system stopped working after replacing the device’s display.
iFixit which is a third-party iPhone repair shop made this known that the system automatically disables the FaceID when attempting a DIY screen replacement.
A number of tests were carried on numerous iPhone 13 out to confirm this claim by the smartphone repairer.
It was concluded that the devices running the latest iOS 15 and iOS 15.1 have this occurrence.
This further showed that tech companies are taking total control of their products which could in turn squash small repair companies that dare to help consumers fix their products at a cheaper price point.
iCorrect also made a video of how the microcontroller switch is involved leading to a multi-stage repair process that will often take time and require special equipment.
Unfortunately, Apple has yet to offer any statements regarding this matter as of right now.