The delay in Galaxy Fold was an embarrassing mess for Samsung, and now the company is making things worse by targeting media outlets. Samsung has pressured iFixit to remove the Galaxy fold demolition.
The Galaxy Fold outline was not an ordinary demolition. After delaying the phone due to persistence issues discovered by early reviewers, iFixit used the demolition to point out some flaws in its design.
When we described the demolition of iFixit, we openly wondered where the location could find a device never offered for sale and all its test departments were recalled. Obviously, the dubious origin of iFixit's Galaxy Fold (and the embarrassment that the site has holes in its $ 2,000 smartphone design) was enough to pull Samsung's retaliation.
iFixit writes: trusted partner. Samsung has applied through this partner for iFixit to remove its wear and tear. We are under no obligation to remove our legal or other analysis. But out of respect for this partner, whom we consider an allied repair partner, we prefer to retire our story until we can buy a Galaxy Fold at retail.
Obviously, Samsung was following one of the suppliers of iFixit, and that was enough to make iFixit protect its affiliate by pulling it down.
This is not the first time that Samsung has attacked a medium that makes it look bad. During the Note 7 explosive fiasco, the company issued a dubious DMCA claim against a YouTube video showing a Grand 1945 The 1945 Mod that added the Note 7 smartphone as an explosive weapon.
Samsung Apparently you do not know the "Streisand effect", in which trying to censor content only attracts more attention. The Internet never forgets, and iFixit's Galaxy Fold Teardown can still be viewed on archive.org.
Listing image by iFixit