Samsung forced iFixit to remove their Samsung Galaxy Fold tear down
Samsung didn’t appreciate iFixit tearing down their yet-to-be-launched Samsung Galaxy Fold. While Samsung didn’t directly order iFixit to remove their tear down, they pressured iFixit’s partner who passed them the Samsung Galaxy Fold which was used in the tear down.
You can read the full blog post from iFixit here. Samsung might have found iFixit’s tear down akin to rubbing salt in their wound, considering that the units shipped out to reviewers are already known to have multiple issues pertaining to the flexible screen.
Samsung has already delayed the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Fold to try to fix some of the issues. iFixit’s tear down and comments might be inaccurate by the time Samsung fixes the issues and finally releases the Samsung Galaxy Fold to market.
I wonder if Samsung will ever successfully solve the problems with the Samsung Galaxy Fold though, considering they actually spent years refining the Samsung Galaxy Fold’s hinge design. Perhaps this is just an experiment, and one which didn’t turn out too well for Samsung?
Also, it might probably be time to start archiving iFixit teardowns before other manufacturers’ follow Samsung’s precedent. Also, does this mean Samsung may begin requesting members of the media which published unfavorable reviews to pull down their reviews as well?
Pokdepinion: I think Samsung should have invited iFixit’s guys to their office to help them improve their product though.