iFixit ends its partnership with Samsung due to costs, repair issues and lack of trust

iFixit is ending its self-repair partnership with Samsung, just a few months shy of the second anniversary of their partnership. In a recent post, the repair company reports the two entities could not reach an agreement, claiming that “Samsung’s approach to repairability does not align with (their) mission.” iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens explained The edge the collaboration ends on June 17.

On that date, iFixit will no longer be an official “third party parts and tools distributor” for Galaxy devices. However, components and fix kits for Samsung hardware will still be sold – “Buy OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts when available.” iFixit says it will indicate on product listings whether something is an original or an aftermarket part.