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5 minutes ago, Lcar said:

Did Linus destroy his iMac Pro just to get views and iFixit sponsorship?

No he didn't. It seems like you haven't seen all of the videos related to this topic. 


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3 minutes ago, Oshino Shinobu said:

Absolutely. 

 

It's not very well known, but iFixIt actually pays Linus in socks, sandals and chocolate biscuits. 

Is this true?

 

There wasn't money involved?

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Well he gets money by getting views sooooo...

 

Actually he did that because, in the video he said this, they qualified for return pricing. Where you have to send the original part to Apple (presumably it can be in broken or not broken condition) to get a replacement for it. 

Apple does this, also mentioned in the video.. Maybe not at the same place, so there are no replacement parts from third party vendors in the wild (if the glass on the display was broken, but some cable wasn't; they could sell that online.. Apple doesn't want that).


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22 minutes ago, Lcar said:

Did Linus destroy his iMac Pro just to get views and iFixit sponsorship?

No.

 

Watch all LTT's videos on the topic, that should get you the full story.


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37 minutes ago, Lcar said:

Did Linus destroy his iMac Pro just to get views and iFixit sponsorship?

Why don't you actually watch the videos and find the answer for yourself?

30 minutes ago, Lcar said:

Is this true?

 

There wasn't money involved?

No, it's a sarcastic joke...


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43 minutes ago, Oshino Shinobu said:

iFixIt actually pays Linus in socks, sandals and chocolate biscuits.

I knew about the socks and sandals, but chocolate biscuits too?

What happened to our beloved Linus.. I guess he'll do anything to get a fix..


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