Thursday, 21 March, 2013
Documentary ScrewYouApple – Director’s Summary
ScrewYouApple is a tiny Pentalobe screw-inspired film of action that plans to formally ask Apple to stop screwing customers & Think Different again! ScrewYouApple will explore Apple’s multi-billion dollar cash-generating machine (possibly including the powerful App store) and also document my journey to formally ask Apple to stop screwing customers and get Apple to return to the inspiring ideals set out in Apple’s iconic Think Different “The Crazy Ones” Ad campaign. In a creative manner for a documentary, I intend to use a Shareholder Proposal as defined by the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (specifically Rule 14a-8) to formally ask Apple to Think Different again!
Please support the making of ScrewYouApple by choosing a perk on the right of the screen to join us on this epic journey, to try to change the world for the better.
(NOTE: If you are in China & unable to access YouTube video link, please try Youku.com.)
ScrewYouApple – Indiegogo fund raising promo2
Friday, 21 January, 2011
Torstar “Apple tightening the screws on iPhone 4”
“Apple stores are replacing screws on iPhone 4s brought for servicing with tamper-proof screws to prevent anyone else from opening the device.
Kyle Wiens, chief executive of iFixit, a prominent Apple repair and parts supplier, said the purpose of the new screws is to keep people out of the iPhone and prevent them from replacing the battery. He said he noticed in November that screws were being switched.
“If you took your car in for service and they welded your hood shut, you wouldn’t be very happy”,” he said, comparing it to shutting owners out of their iPhones.”
iFixit, “Apple’s Diabolical Plan to Screw Your iPhone”
iFixit, “Apple’s Latest ‘Innovation’ Is Turning Planned Obsolescence Into Planned Failure”
Also check out this insightful article about lithium-ion polymer batteries, “Zen and the Art of Battery Life“.