reposting this from the SPG because I dont want to write it again
>get iPhone 6 plus from eBay in April
>fast forward to earlier this week, touchscreen stops working, grey bar flickers over screen repeatedly
>do some research and find out this phone has a design flaw where it fucking BENDS over time and one of the chips detaches from the board, disabling touch
>take phone into well-reputed iPhone repair shop where a guy just fixes Apple's fuckups all day, he says come back tonight at 6
>"It's cool, I'll just come get it tomorrow" so he can do it well instead of rushed
>show up the next day, he hasnt fixed it, I sit there for three hours while he works on it and other phones only for him to tell me he couldnt fix it, will try again tonight
>come back the next day (today) he still couldnt fix it and advises me to go to Apple store
>Apple nitwits dont actually know how to fix anything besides broken glass, charge me $150 for a replacement
>'ok, fine, I'll pay your $150 ripoff price'
>turns out someone elses icloud was on the phone and I cant be verified as the owner, meaning they wont give me the $150 'deal' and I'm stuck with a $300 brick that's only a brick because Apple fucked up when they produced the phone
now the conundrum I'm faced with is, do I give back in to Apple or do I go with Google and their datamining Android bullshit.