Apple Swings Ban Hammer On iFixit App Following Teardown Of Pre-Release Apple TV

Apple Swings Ban Hammer On iFixit App Following Teardown Of Pre-Release Apple TV

You might have noticed that there’s no longer an iFixit app in the Apple’s App Store. Not long ago, the repair website tore down the Apple TV and Siri Remote.
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When they are not repairing the latest gadgets, the members of iFixit are tearing them down. And that's why people have always been stunned by the device repair website.

On the third week of September, the website has been doing what it usually does, this time with the upcoming Apple TV hardware. Unfortunately, the elite tech company didn't like the idea. The iFixit app is not longer available on Apple's App Store.

iFixit, however, showed no remorse in their latest blog post. The website explained that they exist to repair and disassemble things.

"But we're a teardown and repair company; teardowns are in our DNA-and nothing makes us happier than figuring out what makes these gadgets tick. We weighed the risks, blithely tossed those risks over our shoulder, and tore down the Apple TV anyway," wrote iFixit on their blog.

The website admitted that they tore down the developer units of Siri Remote and Apple TV sent to them by Apple

Following the teardown post, iFixit received an email from Apple informing them that the website has violated Apple's terms and the developer account has been banned.

According to Apple, iFixit had taken "actions that may hinder the performance or intended use of the App Store, B2B Program or the Program."

iFixit has announced its effort to upgrade its mobile site. Instead of accessing iFixit through the App, users of iPhones and Android smartphones may enter iFixit's URL on their browsers to enjoy the website.

Believing the repair is noble, iFixit was founded to reduce the damage of tech to the environment. The website encourages people to repair their old gadgets because manufacturing and recycling may contribute to environmental damages.

"Ditch the throwaway economy. Join the repair revolution," iFixit writes on its website.