Apple's unique screws

Apple really doesn't want you – or anyone else besides itself – messing around inside your iPhone 4. According to Wired, it's switching from standard Philips screws to a pentalobe type screw for which there's no commercially available driver. Not yet, anyway.

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Admin  Jan. 21, 2011 at 16:08

Actually ifixit were PR'ing this issue to promote the iPhone 4 Liberation kit they are now selling. This will give you a driver that takes out the screws and replacement Philips screws.
http://www.ifixit.com/iPhone-Parts/iPhone-4-Liberation-Kit/IF182-019

alphamusic  Jan. 22, 2011 at 10:11

Here's a more reasonably priced, and closer to pentalobe style driver from a DX style site:
http://www.sw-box.com/Professional-Screw-Driver-Opening-Tool-For-Iphone-4.html

Admin  Jan. 22, 2011 at 12:03

Nice - thanks alphamusic :)

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