Will The Pentalobe Screw Apple?

Will The Pentalobe Screw Apple?

Apple’s new screws for the iPhone that are hard to find a screwdriver for reminded Treehugger of another situation where the leverages of big business put the screws to the little guy. It’s the story of the “Robertson screw,” a screw with a square-shaped socket developed in the early 1900′s. Despite it being a superior screw that you drive in with one hand, was self-centering, sped up production and reduced damage, you probably haven’t heard of it (unless you’re in Canada, where they’re ubiquitous), thanks to a deal Henry Ford wasn’t able to seal. [More]

Apple Switching To New Kind Of Screw So You Can't Open Your iPhone

Apple Switching To New Kind Of Screw So You Can't Open Your iPhone

Apple has started to use a new kind of 5-pointed screw that no one has a screwdriver for except Apple. [More]