US passes landmark decision in ‘right to repair’ movement
4 months ago
Even if Apple did hardware ID lock the screens they'd still make it possible for authorized repair facilities and apple themselves to perform a replacement.
There was an issue earlier this year with an iOS update that rendered some aftermarket replacement screens unusable on iPhone 8s. They would work fine until 11.3 was installed, but then after the update the aftermarket touch screen wouldn't accept any input, and this was quite shocking since it literally meant the software update was what broke the phone. It was fixed in 11.3.1, but by then the tech news world had written a bajillion articles about it.
Apple has been rather anti-repair, but it seems there are still lines they aren't willing to cross.