Should Apple Release Older IPads in Kit form ?

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Should Apple Release IPads in Kit form ?

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  1. Simokosim

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    Just needed to hear some feedback pros and cons on the notion ?
     
  2. scifan57

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    Apple will never do anything like this as they would have no control over the assembly process and its quality, or lack of it. Apple has never sold any of its computers in kit form. The older desktops and laptops had user replaceable components, but that's as close as they've come.

    The other main reason it won't happen is that such a program would require Apple to have suppliers start production of parts for those iPads beyond the quantities required for their own and authorized repair centres. Apple officially sells parts only to its authorized repair centres.
     
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  3. Simokosim

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    They could manufacture the kits themselves - kits don't require repair centres just replacement parts. Personally I think Apple will not survive in the market place if it doesn't open up to the dev community not just in app dev but hardware to.

    They are going against the market look at the crappy keyboard that they supply with the IPad Pro others like Clam Case or Zagg make better ones still holding onto MacBook sales I guess.
     
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    There is no tablet manufacturer that supplies their tablets in kit form so you can't say Apple is going against the market by not supplying iPads in kit form.
     
  5. ardchoille

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    Against the market? You're grasping at straws in an attempt to justify your point.

    Can you imagine the amount of support required after people in boatloads assemble the device incorrectly and cause their own problems? Apple would have to recoup that cost somewhere and the easiest way to do that is to raise prices. No thanks.
     
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    I can't think of a single company that's been succesfull because it supplies kits. Even Heathkit, the company that built it's entire company around kits was never more than marginally profitable.

    Kits are nice, yes; but profitable, no.
     
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  7. Brian 244

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    iPads in Kit form would have a huge failure rate. It's very easy to put them together in what you think is the right way , but be off by a small margin and have the device fail. Interested in a tablet kit? Check out Adafruit.com and their Raspberry Pi tablet kits,
     
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