So Apple starts talking about a Screwdriver and now evvvvveryone wants to know what it is. Well, Apple has decided that you should not be opening your iPhone 4 anymore. How?New iPhones being shipped out no longer can be opened with a traditional Phillips or torx screwdriver.
You now need a pentalobe screwdriver.
“But I don’t have a pentalobe screwdriver – I don’t even know what one is!” you may exclaim.
Exactly – That’s why Apple is using it in the first place.
The Pentalobe screwdriver head looks a bit like a flower with five petals and was first developed by Apple for the 2009 MacBook Pro battery. It has one purpose – to keep YOU out.
It’s widely known that Apple has always discouraged individual modifications for its products, however iFixit.com – a website dedicated to helping users fix their Mac products on their own – has already been selling the pentalobe screwdriver.
Apple has yet to comment on the matter.
Does the inability to modify your iPhone 4 affect your decision to buy it? Are you against Apple for making the changes in the first place?