@purism I really like and want to support concept of being able to repair your own phone, but currently it seems to come at a cost - these phones are not designed to be water proof / water resistant and are more bulky. Without water resistance (or shock resistance), wouldn't these phone be less lasting than their counterparts that are, even if one is able to much more easily repair them themselves?
@mikegerwitz @purism I totally agree - seems to me that a waterproof phone should be possible without glue, and would be very curious to know Purism's thoughts on the matter! Unfortunately my phones didn't survive jumping with me into the sea and being tossed by my friends along with me into a pool hahaha. But I think an air tight seal might also better protect a phone's vulnerable internal electronics from humidity, and thereby somewhat slow down degradation.
@chester @purism It's possible that you're right; I'm no expert on the matter. Iteration and constant evaluation are important. I _suspect_, intuitively, that a repairable phone will result in a net reduction of waste, but that doesn't mean that it's optimal, and it certainly doesn't mean that my intuition is valid.
So to be clear: I'm not dismissing your concern. It's important for it to be raised and considered.
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