iFixit ends partnership with Samsung citing differences in making phone repairs easy

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iFixit has become a go-to platform for any user attempting to repair their smartphones, especially Samsung. However, the latest post from iFixit confirms the end of iFixit’s partnership with Samsung amounting to differences in views regarding repairability and making the components available for users to carry out repairs in the first place.

iFixit joined forces with Samsung two years ago as an official storefront for repair parts sourced directly from Samsung (the OEM) to carry out self-repairs. iFixit even provided requirements guides and documentation on how to carry out repairs on Samsung smartphones, forming a gold standard for independent local repair shops to follow. However, it seems like things didn’t go as planned due to differences in opinion.

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Samsung may not have had the same goals for repairability of smartphones as iFixit’s which eventually led to the end of the two-years-long partnership. iFixit mentioned how Samsung wasn’t serious about making its phones repairable at affordable pricing by making the cost of repair parts expensive.

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Samsung hadn’t sent any repair parts from Galaxy S22 and above while limiting each customer to buy up to 7 parts per shop in a three-month window. iFixit will continue to provide repair manuals and guides on all future Samsung devices along with OEM and aftermarket parts, however, it won’t be an official storefront for OEM repair parts starting this June.

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