User Replaceable Batteries

In years gone by, it was possible to replace batteries in mobile phones. Well, some of them anyway. This now no longer appears to be the case.

The Samsung Note 7 would have greatly benefited from this feature.

No doubt the promotional blurb spouts a slew of advantages as to this design change, but all the while missing out and one big negative.

The big ‘negative’ is that it means your phone can never really be switched off. Yes, it can be powered down, but while the battery is still connected, is it ever really off? This means you don’t know whether, despite being off, it’s still listening to you, tracking you, having kiddie porn installed without your knowledge.

You could put your phone in one of those Faraday pouches / containers. That’s all well and good until you take it back out again. At that time, all that private data that’s been gathered whilst in the pouch will be uploaded to wherever.

This is course, is a cynical perspective. The powers that be love you. Please don’t worry yourself.

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