But also, I can say from personal experience that any kind of online rental can pull this same shit. They know you're not going to show up in advance to scout the place if you're from out of town, and probably won't even call. So they get your signature on a lease and your deposit money for an internet listing, then you show up to the address to find you've been whatever the house version of catfished is.
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Apple Makes It Ridiculously Hard To Repair Its Phones
If you've ever had a broken iPhone, then you're aware of the Mad Hatter fever dream that follows if you try to get it fixed. Opening an iPhone yourself is like solving the puzzle box from Hellraiser, but taking it to Apple to fix it can be even worse. Many customers have complained that Apple has a tendency to jack up repair bills by charging you for things you never even knew you needed fixed, like a crooked mechanic.
That's one reason the Right to Repair movement is pretty unimpressed with Apple, and they make a good case. Essentially, "right to repair" advocates believe that since they bought the damn phone, they have the right to fix it wherever and however they want. If they want a random cashier at Chipotle to fix their tablet, that's up to them. If they want to find a YouTube video on how to fix it themselves, they should be able to do that too. And you might agree with this position, but Apple sure as shit doesn't.
Apple goes out of its way to make its phones damn near impossible to repair, from sealing them tighter than a duck's ass to actively keeping design plans off the internet. The goal is to make it nearly impossible for your local (and cheap) repair guy to fix what may be an extremely simple issue. Instead, the company wants you to take it to your local Apple store, where you will likely get nailed for an expensive repair, including parts unrelated to the bit that's broken.
Apple employees will point out that this is because your warranty explicitly states things like "Cosmetic damages must be repaired first before a battery can be replaced." It's like telling someone you're going to punch them before you punch them, and then when they get mad, pointing out that you told them ahead of time. Then punching them again.
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