There may still be no cut-and-paste, but if this picture is to be believed, the iPhone 3G may have ticked off another checkbox on the “common user complaints” list: two tiny screws at the bottom of the 3G seem to indicate that the iPhone’s battery might be user replaceable after all. Says TG Daily:
Apple’s dislike of any visible screws has become almost legendary, so it is no surprise the rumor mill is spinning at full speed over two tiny screws. Considering Apple’s product strategy, visible screws are a remarkable design change and it is believed that there may be a very good reason behind this “feature”.
Some are speculating that removing these screws will allow the handset to open up like a clam for easy access to the battery. Your guess is as good as ours on this one, but this theory seems a bit stretched to us. There are other, more innovative ways to open up the shell of a cellphone and screws just do not fit to the iPhone. That, however, leaves the question why there are screws.
It’s certainly a conundrum: Apple would never use screws… and yet, there are screws! This is doing to the Apple community what a paradox about the nature of the human emotion love does to a murderous robot.