Despite the fact that the HTC One release date is still by rights in a certain amount of jeopardy, it’s being put through its pace left, right and center by those looking to poke holes in what it will eventually bring to the table. The latest however doesn’t refer to the usual specs and features, but rather how easy or otherwise it is to put an HTC One back together after an unfortunately destructive incident.
Sadly, it isn’t good news for the One…not even close.
According to iFixit, which by rights is the most authoritative name in its craft, the HTC is one of the most difficult device on (or not on) the market right now and has scored just one out of ten in terms or reparability. Not that it was expected to be like putting a three-piece jigsaw together after lobbing it out of a third-story window, but it’s yet another pretty derogatory piece of news being thrown the One’s way prior to its late-March launch which already has a pretty big question mark above it
On the bright side – it’s sleek and slender aluminum body is pretty tough and isn’t likely to explode the first time you sneeze in the vicinity of it.
With some of the most stunning specs and features heard of to date, the HTC One launch had by rights every chance of restoring the Taiwanese giant back to strength following a 2012 that was by rights and absolute disaster. However, low yields on Ultrapixel camera components have resulted in alleged stock shortages of up to 80%, which if accurate could see the intended launch of the One pushed back even further.
And with apparent ‘unprecedented’ preorder demand for the thing, there’s little chance of HTC getting enough units of the One piled up to meet the initial wave of interest.
All in all – a rather sketch birth looks to be ahead for the One, but with a bit of luck they’ll pull it off
Say what you will after all, it’s still one of the best Smartphones ever created in every important way.