1. Why Do It Yourself?

If you read the introduction to this book (highly recommended, as it is scintillating reading), you know who my target audience is, and you know exactly what constitutes an iDevice. Given that background, I have a question for you: Why do you want to learn how to repair iDevices? What knowledge or skills do you hope to derive by studying this book?

To be sure, there is money to be made for people with the interest and technical aptitude to repair iDevices, either in or out of warranty. Perhaps you want to be able to brag to your friends in the neighborhood bar, “I’ll bet y’all I’m the only person who knows exactly what is inside those iPhones you are all holding!”

In any event, this chapter starts with a presentation of ...

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