It may be April Fool's Day and all that, so if for some reason your notion of creative tomfoolery involves ripping apart a mate's HTC One, be warned: you could be in for quite a job.
Fortunately the intrepid folks at iFixit are happy to go where others fear to tread, and report that they had to resort to heating the HTC One up and using a suction cup just to get the screen off.
From that you won't be surprised to hear the iFixit team gave the HTC One a score of 1/10 for repairability, but there was plenty more frustration to follow that initial setback.
It reportedly took a further 30 minutes to separate the front and back of the device, with iFixit noting it's “very difficult to open the device without damaging the rear case. This makes every component extremely difficult to replace”.
That includes the battery, which is buried beneath the motherboard and attached to the midframe – or in other words, completely irreplaceable by anyone but HTC.