I can somewhat follow the logic there Jason, but I'm always suspicious that you are simply trying embed positive spin in your Apple articles. But I'll take this one at face value.
Still, I would never recommend an iPhone though, because of inflexability and content control, and on and on.
Ironically, even though I recommend Andriod devices, I get more people bringing their broken iPhone's and iPods, needing screen repairs or batteries etc, even though there is an Apple Store locally. What that tells me is that the cost for repairing the devices is preventing people from using Apple for actual repairs. And if you priced parts, screen replacemet for example, compared to having Apple supply the parts and service you can run your own numbers and see what I'm talking about.
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