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Here’s The Machine Apple Uses To Recalibrate Your iPhone [PHOTO]


Here’s The Machine Apple Uses To Recalibrate Your iPhone [PHOTO]

Ever wondered how Apple’s Genius staff determine whether or not they can service or repair your iPhone, having taken it in-store?

VICE’s Motherboard claims to have the answer, this week sharing details on the highly-secrective machine that likely lurks behind the curtain at your nearest Apple Retail Store, and which may allow for the total recalibration of your iPhone – whilst you wait.

“It was a big clunky machine that honestly looked like someone built it in their backyard,” Koebler says sharing the below photo of the never-before-seen piece of equipment, and citing a former Apple Genius as his source.

“There were different ‘moulds’ that different iPhone models would go into before going in the machine, and it would take around 30 minutes.”

“… there was [also] some weird liquid that needed to be placed in the machine that we would have to wear gloves with to fix it. Lots of gas type valves and whatnot. It literally looked like some backyard home job. Not very Apple-like at all,” the source continued.

What’s interesting about this is not what the machine -reportedly dubbed the ‘iPhone Calibration Machine’ does, per-se, but rather what it could potentially do to the iPhone repair industry in the future.

As 9to5Mac notes, such a machine could give Apple a total monopoly over iPhone repairs going forward:

“If the iPhone 8 switches to a single piece of glass, with no Home button, Apple could effectively monopolize the iPhone repair market and put thousands of independent shops out of business,” Miller explains, as he relays Koebler’s initial thoughts on the mystery device.

“Apple did not respond to a request for comment,” the report says.

/ Image Credit: VICE, Motherboard

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