iPhone 12 Anti Repair Design - Teardown and Repair Assessment

Apple says they are aiming for zero climate impact by 2030.
So to me that says a device should be able to be repaired when the time comes to, preventing it from becoming e-waste. But is that true?
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  1. Hugh Jeffreys

    Hugh JeffreysΠριν 2 μήνες

    I believe this is something everyone needs to know about. If you have the time sharing this video would be appreciated. Have a nice day everyone, keep fighting for our right to repair!

  2. Jora

    JoraΠριν 7 ημέρες

    What rights too repair 😂 u have no rights ..... the product is not yours lmao.

  3. Carbon Proksi

    Carbon ProksiΠριν 21 ημέρα

    "keep fighting for our right to repir." Simple, don't buy from companies that think they own the product after someone else becomes the legal owner. Of course, this will be difficult for folks who are addicted to material posessions. I theorise companies will no longer sell their products, but will rent them out for a monthly fee, like many software companies are doing.

  4. Mario Coleman

    Mario ColemanΠριν 29 ημέρες

    Sounds exactly like the, John Deere, repair ban to me.

  5. The Doctor

    The DoctorΠριν μήνα

    @Marco De Amos Stop trying to justify the actions of a corrupt company that only wants money. Also when they make it so the phones can't be repaired they are able to charge people unbelievable amounts of money for the company to fix it or they can charge the customer for buying a new phone. WHile it is their phone and their company, what they are doing is borderline monopoly, which is actually illegal in many countries especially their biggest buyer America.

  6. 4B Ramcharan Venai

    4B Ramcharan VenaiΠριν μήνα

    The amount of times he disassembled the phones I salute you sir

  7. Nald Lang

    Nald LangΠριν 2 ώρες

    F**k Apple. Not buying anymore Apple products. Steve Jobs revolutionized it, Cook politicized it.

  8. Arun Sharma

    Arun SharmaΠριν 4 ώρες

    Seriously brother iPhone is expensive and you have killed it. Rather killing both you can give one it to someone like me who is really want to enjoy an iPhone 12 as it is out of my pocket because of its cost. You have just broken feeling of enjoying an iPhone 12.

  9. robopat2000

    robopat2000Πριν 11 ώρες

    Fixez.com has a copy device for repairs

  10. robopat2000

    robopat2000Πριν 11 ώρες

    Fixez.com has a copy device for repairs

  11. UntamedVoid

    UntamedVoidΠριν 13 ώρες

    Pro tip: To avoid this just don't by iPhones.

  12. Donald Katchusky

    Donald KatchuskyΠριν 18 ώρες

    Simple Solution "DON"T BUY THEM PERIOD"!!!!

  13. Jo Johnson

    Jo JohnsonΠριν 22 ώρες

    How about you all get rid of this crap and go outside and live like a human being!

  14. Martin Phillips

    Martin PhillipsΠριν 22 ώρες

    Apple was the best when they first created the iPhone. The company is outdated and they aren't adapting very well.

  15. Aoi River

    Aoi RiverΠριν ημέρα

    God Apple just keeps getting worse and worse

  16. S Rasul

    S RasulΠριν ημέρα

    This is why people shouldn't buy apple

  17. itsmeyuuchan 「jesrael」

    itsmeyuuchan 「jesrael」Πριν ημέρα

    apple is still the most expensive trash existing in the world! damn!

  18. Steven

    StevenΠριν ημέρα

    definitely switching to android in the future...

  19. Cristian N

    Cristian NΠριν ημέρα

    let's make this video viral so people stop buying apple products from now on

  20. F M

    F MΠριν ημέρα


  21. Alex

    AlexΠριν ημέρα

    I'm a diehard apple fanboy, but apple REALLY PISSES ME OFF!😡👎frikkin frikks

  22. Alex

    AlexΠριν ημέρα

    If Appoe really wanted to "help the envirement" they would make them fixable so people don't need to buy new iPhones. 😂💩👎. No excuses for that.

  23. Rod Fleming

    Rod FlemingΠριν ημέρα

    Don't buy Apple. You know it makes sense

  24. T

    TΠριν ημέρα

    I'll never buy an apple..so glad I'm a Samsung fan

  25. Fonzy Gaming

    Fonzy GamingΠριν ημέρα

    Only reason Face ID and camera doesn’t work when you do that is because of the flood sensor that controls them it is encrypted data that only responds to its original logic bored so when doing any screen replacement on the iPhone from the iphone x and up you have to remove the front camera and flood sensor from the original screen you are replacing and transfer them to the new screen and it will work I’ve done that with the iPhone XR and the 11

  26. Warrior Tech

    Warrior TechΠριν ημέρα

    It all boils down to greed. One thing comes from their publicity and another thing happens in the background. They just want to keep selling new phones and hope people blindly keep buying them. This move will probably break the iphone cult belief.

  27. Meekaeel Martin

    Meekaeel MartinΠριν ημέρα

    Wait can Apple even repair these devices 🙈🙈😂

  28. DistroHopper39B

    DistroHopper39BΠριν 20 ώρες

    yes because they can reprogram them

  29. BoDuke2 the original

    BoDuke2 the originalΠριν ημέρα

    I love restoring the older ones. This mess is too complicated for me at the moment. Yea I know of that thing you can buy to sync the parts up but I’m not buying that for a while

  30. Bradleystill Plays

    Bradleystill PlaysΠριν ημέρα


  31. Rob

    RobΠριν ημέρα

    Goodbye Apple

  32. J0nni3

    J0nni3Πριν ημέρα

    Apple just made stealing iphones useless... Most stolen iphones were sold in pieces as spare parts, cause the activation lock wont let them sell the whole phone.

  33. J0nni3

    J0nni3Πριν ημέρα

    To be fair to apple... most people have not only multiple Power Adapters at home but also much cables... I have like 6 Apple power adapters that are still in the original packaging (Plus 8 from Anker that i use) and the same with the cables, all original packages. I have some Anker USB to Lightning Cables i use since 5 years... they just dont break... So the power adapter and the cable are not needet, and if you need one they are about 20 bucks in total...

  34. Daniel Vargas

    Daniel VargasΠριν ημέρα

    if steve jobs was still alive Apple would be better then Android.

  35. Mitzu

    MitzuΠριν ημέρα

    It s anti thief design :)))


    DATWAYZACKΠριν ημέρα

    Delete the video Bru im having to do a whole project on it🤦🏽‍♂️ #FUCKSCHOOL🤣

  37. Silver Elgrand Low

    Silver Elgrand LowΠριν 2 ημέρες

    It's amazing to see how they can sell this with people who are so diehard and would not hesitate to put anyone down who doesn't agree with an Apple. It's all about what SUITS you as a consumer. I have a laptop for my work, an iPad for my law books, presentation stuff, an Android phone and a Sony wireless headphone. If one chooses to only focus on the brand, you're missing out too much and putting money down the drain. There's no reason for example, for me to get the AirPods aa I can get better headphones for the price.

  38. lombragoo

    lombragooΠριν 2 ημέρες

    Not only apple does this, im in catering repairs, Hobart dishwashers are similarly becoming more clever. They used to have built in self diagnosis, accessible from the menu, now the new ones have usb port where only a genuine technician can access these from their laptop software which is of course encrypted and cannot be copied to other laptop... 3rd party repair on those became a nightmare, so a lot of people are just scrapping it and buying a new one when a bigger repair is needed. This should be illegal.

  39. abhi kumar

    abhi kumarΠριν 2 ημέρες

    They should made repairable ..

  40. Zeto

    ZetoΠριν 2 ημέρες

    So in a way or another we dont buy the iphones but we rent them?

  41. Luka AirGirl

    Luka AirGirlΠριν 2 ημέρες

    Myself and Lucy Heart Filia: Let’s buy iPhone 12! Apple: pairs camera’s and some parts! Hehehe Okay we’re home. Luka: let’s switch parts to my phone to other phone and your parts to my phone Lucy: okay. Let’s do that. iPhone is not happy. Lucy and Luka tries to turn on her phone with power button. It failed Plugs charger. Turns on along with Luka. Bombarded with important messages about battery Face ID and display. Luka and Lucy opens camera. Unstable Turns off phone and tries Face ID. Failed. Battery reading disabled True Tone disabled. Lucy and Luka: ugh. Why Apple. Why! Both girls switch parts to original parts. It finally works! They both said. The girls: good everything works.

  42. Hans Murris

    Hans MurrisΠριν 2 ημέρες

    I think you forgot to register the product! Mine can be repaired like that!

  43. DistroHopper39B

    DistroHopper39BΠριν 20 ώρες


  44. Everything You Need

    Everything You NeedΠριν 2 ημέρες

    What about the screen & Battery swap ?

  45. Sarp Ersoy

    Sarp ErsoyΠριν 3 ημέρες

    It's like my old Xperia XA. When one of the cameras fail, ot will refuse to boot up the camera app. My front camera was broken and the only way I could use the camera was with another camera app

  46. Binongskie Quitalig

    Binongskie QuitaligΠριν 3 ημέρες

    How about swapping the lcd panel?

  47. Heshan De Silva

    Heshan De SilvaΠριν 3 ημέρες

    I buy iPhones no more

  48. Daniel Solares

    Daniel SolaresΠριν 3 ημέρες

    Just ran into this video on youtube. Loved it! And yey I wonder, why people buy iPhones? 😆

  49. Ziggy Blu Waters

    Ziggy Blu WatersΠριν 3 ημέρες

    When did they begin pairing the different parts of the phone? I fixed my iPhone 5s with another one a few years ago.

  50. DistroHopper39B

    DistroHopper39BΠριν 20 ώρες

    iphone 7 they started pairing more things, on the 5s the only thing paired was the touch id sensor

  51. Andy Abreu

    Andy AbreuΠριν 3 ημέρες

    can't wait for apple car

  52. MegaBlackburn

    MegaBlackburnΠριν 3 ημέρες

    well apple is bullshit like always, u dont use apple products, apple uses u

  53. CJay Abad

    CJay AbadΠριν 3 ημέρες

    is there a chance you can give one iphone to me😂...

  54. Grease Monkey

    Grease MonkeyΠριν 3 ημέρες

    Imagine owning an Iphone in 2021 Like bruh why bother?

  55. hasin oltabar

    hasin oltabarΠριν 3 ημέρες

    dont get angry with apple....is not their fault that people waste their money on apple products

  56. Kevin

    KevinΠριν 3 ημέρες

    Awesome content, where do you buy iphone parts?

  57. hasin oltabar

    hasin oltabarΠριν 3 ημέρες

    just dont buy apple if you care for your money, buy apple only if you want to be taken as a stupid sheep

  58. M C

    M CΠριν 3 ημέρες

    Android Gangs 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  59. Jack Smithey

    Jack SmitheyΠριν 3 ημέρες

    Could an iCopy help solve this issue?

  60. James Kwendo

    James KwendoΠριν 4 ημέρες

    Anyone who can donate an iPhone to me? 😉

  61. Funky173

    Funky173Πριν 4 ημέρες

    Apple: We're going to zero waste. Yes you heard it right, zero coin wasted

  62. mark reed

    mark reedΠριν 4 ημέρες

    considering it's been proven that Apple intentionally slows down their phones forcing you to get a newer model cuz they're older ones they have screwed up so bad it forces you to get a new one. well if you enjoyed being used and throwing money away for no reason get an Apple they will screw you all the way to the poor house. Or just get yourself a Droid platform and have a phone that can last you 20 years. Or buy an apple that I guarantee after 5 years will work a quarter as fast as it did originally because of excuses and lies, I completely understand I don't know how I could live with myself knowing that companies can't use racing fuel in their vehicles and can only use premium. I feel so sorry for those that can only afford a $50 million house and not a $300 million house because they didn't screw you as good as they wanted that is so upsetting.

  63. A Big Guy

    A Big GuyΠριν 4 ημέρες

    Disgusting apple doesn’t care about customers just wants your money

  64. Sies Sess

    Sies SessΠριν 4 ημέρες

    I always get a Samsung Ad before Apple's Video 😂

  65. Luchena

    LuchenaΠριν 4 ημέρες

    2:38 could of waited three minutes to get that iconic 9.41 on the clock

  66. Tik tok Is word

    Tik tok Is wordΠριν 4 ημέρες

    So bad

  67. doritojesus

    doritojesusΠριν 4 ημέρες

    sorry for my language but thats fucked you literally bought two apple phones and swapped two apple parts god i hate apple i say, using an apple product to type this comment

  68. Admiral Jetro

    Admiral JetroΠριν 4 ημέρες

    Apple is such dicks about their warranties

  69. jensen wise

    jensen wiseΠριν 4 ημέρες

    An Apple, that you just can't swallow!

  70. NewzDaily

    NewzDailyΠριν 4 ημέρες

    Sorry... apple products are useless to me.. can't program my BMW DME with it.... can't program my $5000 hobby helicopter with it.... or program my drones.... I get a ton more apps with Android... and way more uses... you can have your commie phone

  71. James Fitzgerald Abad

    James Fitzgerald AbadΠριν 4 ημέρες

    Last good phone was like the iphone 6

  72. LT

    LTΠριν 4 ημέρες

    Going green as in money

  73. Elvid Srebric

    Elvid SrebricΠριν 4 ημέρες

    I just listened to the first 2 Minutes and don't know what to say. All People from older iPhone Models, still have their lighting cables and their usb-plugs. So where is the problem with charging? Why do iPhone 12 users have to buy a usbc-plug if they sit on lighting cables and usb-power-plugs?! Your video is not objective enough...You should add an info on your first two minutes. Cheers

  74. Kachi .X

    Kachi .XΠριν 4 ημέρες

    Goodluck buying an Apple car. 😂

  75. Keith Anderson

    Keith AndersonΠριν 4 ημέρες

    as an apple user this is pretty fucked up and likely to make me upgrade to android when i do

  76. haider Safi

    haider SafiΠριν 3 ημέρες

    im sad too because my work is coming from fixing phones and a lot of people in my country has apple, so my future is fucked

  77. Abumar Abumar

    Abumar AbumarΠριν 4 ημέρες

    I never considered apple a property of an intelligent

  78. Shepherd Wolf

    Shepherd WolfΠριν 4 ημέρες

    Planned Obsolescence: Apple is known to make great products, but they realized they can annually make their products old fashioned, outdated, obsolete, so they can make more money. And now, it got to where their products are no longer DIY friendly, no longer include essentials and accessories, and have a shorter lifespan than before, so they can make EVEN MORE money.

  79. Shepherd Wolf

    Shepherd WolfΠριν 4 ημέρες


  80. Elvia Bear

    Elvia BearΠριν 5 ημέρες

    Allowing third party to repair Apple products IS eliminating e-waste. How many times you've walked into the Apple store only to be told they have to change the whole motherboard for a problem that only requires a new wire?!




  82. Trainsmash Scott

    Trainsmash ScottΠριν 5 ημέρες

    Did you test if swapping screens has issues. Most likely repair would be a broken screen?

  83. Trainsmash Scott

    Trainsmash ScottΠριν 3 ημέρες

    I am an Apple hater, but do help friends when they need and this info is good to know. Cheers

  84. Atharr Umar

    Atharr UmarΠριν 3 ημέρες

    Yes but these phones use oled the reason most screen repairs happen is glass, i don’t think that oled uses glass for superior quality..? but Apple claims sapphire glass for their cameras and that’s a lie, also even if the oled is actually in apple would somehow put glass in for this reason. Not an Apple hater, I’m typing this on apple

  85. Blalack77

    Blalack77Πριν 5 ημέρες

    I was thinking it would be cool if there was a phone company that made phones specifically tailored to tech DIY people. As in, make the parts a lot more modular and straightforward to replace and sell upgraded parts and modules. Like where you could just buy all the parts/modules/accessories and whatnot and build your own phone if you wanted to - and then be able to upgrade things like the camera, speakers, battery, RAM, storage, CPU, etc... I know you can already do a lot of that but I mean, make it a lot simpler, more straightforward, more upgradeable, etc. Sort of like open source or whatever. I don't particularly care for Apple. I've always been tech savvy, but I've only had a smartphone since about 2016 and they've all been Samsung Galaxies - 5, 7 and Note 9 I think... I tried to talk my wife out of going with Apple but she was sold on the rose gold. And maybe it's just because I'm used to Samsung, but iphones seem counter-intuitive to use and repair and Apple's obsession with proprietary parts and software is very frustrating. Like where the charging adapter wasn't in the box - my wife just bought our nephew a basic iphone and it didn't have one either - just that weird, useless lightning-to-C thing. And like how their batteries are always a weird, non-standard voltage. Also, like with their weird headphone jack situation. It seems like Apple has historically always stood in the way of various USBs, chargers and cable types becoming universal standards - like they always go against the grain and go their own way when other companies have accepted the new standard. Yet people continue flocking to their products, waiting in line for days to buy them, paying exorbitant amounts, buying their weird proprietary parts, etc... To each their own, I guess. I'm rapidly becoming a grouchy old man lol...

  86. Faceless Mask

    Faceless MaskΠριν 5 ημέρες

    Rather than competing in the repair industry, apple just removes it from the equation entirely! That should be illegal...

  87. wschmitty1

    wschmitty1Πριν 5 ημέρες


  88. ctfbffsby

    ctfbffsbyΠριν 5 ημέρες

    Apple has been fucking dirty. As I’m holding a iPhone XR.. smh the iPhone gaming is better tho

  89. Jeison Triana

    Jeison TrianaΠριν 5 ημέρες

    your awesome thank you the explanation

  90. seculstice

    seculsticeΠριν 5 ημέρες

    When my XR dies on me I am happy to say I will be purchasing anything BUT an iPhone.

  91. Aerrow Nex

    Aerrow NexΠριν 5 ημέρες

    Why do you think they spend so much on brand new silicon architecture : They have keyed everything at chip level. Better get the max level of insurance with those iphones.

  92. Erick Covarrubias Lopez

    Erick Covarrubias LopezΠριν 5 ημέρες

    Components serials are linked to the phone serial number internally, like BIOS level. That's why they wouldn't work unless they have their original components.

  93. animations with no purpose

    animations with no purposeΠριν 4 ημέρες

    You *COULD* code new BIOS, but that's hard, and I don't want to.

  94. Alan

    AlanΠριν 5 ημέρες

    As a iPhone 12 Pro owner this is very concerning, I’m not very tech savvy so can you explain in layman’s how they can do this (not the morality but how to stop the swapping parts)

  95. karel van der Wal

    karel van der WalΠριν 5 ημέρες

    I but if you replace the adhesive. apple will have some way to detect it and you need to boot it up with the charger again🤣

  96. Mattso Matt

    Mattso MattΠριν 5 ημέρες

    people complaining about not being able to afford an iphone and i can't even afford an app on the app store



    Bro you purchased two iphones just to tear down???.

  98. Bob Huff

    Bob HuffΠριν 5 ημέρες

    You have pro level tech skills. Good job !!

  99. Alan Skindro

    Alan SkindroΠριν 5 ημέρες

    but bruuh 460IPP XD

  100. Mystic x

    Mystic xΠριν 5 ημέρες

    Have you seen the iPhone 12 repair by icase mobile , they seem to have the camera working

  101. Харе Кришна

    Харе КришнаΠριν 5 ημέρες

    May be they wanted to do this to prevent people from cheating second hand buyers

  102. Lia Hoffman

    Lia HoffmanΠριν 6 ημέρες

    I’m one of those people that would rather somebody else fix my phone as I don’t necessarily trust my hands, lol, so the fact that it can only be done by apple doesn’t really bother me. What DOES bother me, however, is how much it fricken costs. May as well just buy a new phone at that point, my god.

  103. FoolWise

    FoolWiseΠριν 6 ημέρες

    Humpf - anti-repair design is very upsetting. I can partly appreciate matching components as an anti-theft feature, but that could be done more elegantly by offering a re-matching service or tracing part IDs and providing them in a public database so that no stolen part IDs can be used.

  104. Teclinsoro

    TeclinsoroΠριν 6 ημέρες

    this is it. this is what’s convinced me to switch away from apple. which alternative would be best?

  105. Sofi Sanhá

    Sofi SanháΠριν 6 ημέρες


  106. Spaceflight Bro

    Spaceflight BroΠριν 6 ημέρες

    Meanwhile the girl in my school flexing her iPhone 11 Pro Max: I'll ignore that

  107. Nald Lang

    Nald LangΠριν 2 ώρες

    @Juan V-Tech Or her sugar daddy gave it to her.

  108. Juan V-Tech

    Juan V-TechΠριν 3 ημέρες

    But that's because she's rich and needs no personality.

  109. bluntedvic 420

    bluntedvic 420Πριν 6 ημέρες

    So glad I got the 11 I probably won’t upgrade for 2 years 🙂

  110. Superflyy EDDIE

    Superflyy EDDIEΠριν 6 ημέρες

    $1000 iPhone and this type of bs,

  111. Superflyy EDDIE

    Superflyy EDDIEΠριν 6 ημέρες

    Fuckin 🍎 really

  112. Steli c

    Steli cΠριν 6 ημέρες

    Apple are disgusting and greedy. people should stop buy from them. And what is worst others will follow. Ex xiaomi 11 is sold with no charger.

  113. kepe

    kepeΠριν 6 ημέρες

    i still don't understand why people buy iphone

  114. Sc4r.mp2

    Sc4r.mp2Πριν 6 ημέρες

    Its like saying, "Thank you for buying our Mercedes Benz! Now if you have any problems even an oil change, you can only take it to the dealer"

  115. Justin Spenrath

    Justin SpenrathΠριν 6 ημέρες

    Apple is so full of themselves, to say something like we’re not including a charger for the “environment” yet at the same time they started the entire removal of the headphone jack , which allowed an external way to listen to music without wasting more energy , to sell and push a product made from plastic, that needs an external source of energy, causing more plastic waste and supporting more carbon emissions, I’m talking about their AirPods of course, and if apple really gave two about the environment they wouldn’t have even released a new iPhone, they do it every year and every year people will rush to have the latest and greatest, creating more electronic waste, and pollution from the factories powered by slave work to make a $800 profit per unit.

  116. Ishkatan

    IshkatanΠριν 6 ημέρες

    I started boycotting Apple products when they would not honor the battery swap in my iphone 6 because it had previously been replaced by a non-Apple battery in a repair shop. I was wavering with the iPhone 12 Pro but this just confirms my original decision despite the ceramic glass. Someday these will be super collector items ... if they are still working...