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Ohm my God: If you let anyone other than Apple replace your recent iPhone's battery, expect to be nagged by iOS

adam payne Silver badge

...though it could be seen that way in the sense that Apple doesn't want to compete with independent repair shops.

Apple doesn't want independent shops to be able to compete at all. Apple would much rather control the whole thing and make it impossible to get your device repair anywhere else but at their stores. Take product it to Apple store they say can't be repaired so you buy another one, yay bottom line.

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