Its like you refuse to see reason.
I understand that this person Arjunthebuster ( thats a mouthful) has broken their screen. His mistake. I think everyone agrees on that.
Apple has made a security protocol (error 53) to keep counterfeit touch ids from working on the iPhone . Thats a brilliant plan considering how devastating it would be if someone got hold of your fingerprints and does something awful.
But what you're not ready to accept is that Apple has taken a smelly load on Arjunthebuster by voiding him his rightful claim for a replacement though he hasn't installed a 3rd party touch id. By creating a protocol to completely brick a phone even without the customer's permission, thats just wrong.
Since you like analogies, I'll give u one.
Say u've poured some crazy drink into the circuitry of the GPS on your Mercedes eventually it grew a brain of its own and kept asking u to drive off a cliff. You're fine with it. You are like, "I'm just gonna use my iPhone ( lol ! without the error 53 of course, no pun intended) for navigation. But then ur steering wheel just gave up one day. it got jammed because there was apparently way too many streams of download form Merc servers which fried the FAULTY circuitry that was attached to the automated steering wheel ( totally futuristic, kinda like the tesla) But Mercedes comes to your place chains ur car and says, u have to pay half the price of the car and u may get either get a refurbished car or a new car ( mostly refurbished not like there's anything wrong but just saying). But we will not fix the car because we value your safety and because your GPS was tampered with by getting it drunk( kids these days).
Well if I'm a toddler behind the wheel, then hands down i surrender to mercedes, I dont want to drive off a cliff at least before my puberty ( i dont know why i said that). But I can take care of myself and so can most of the drivers out there. I will shut off the gps and figure out my way using my iPhone or any other phone or a 3rd party gps from garmin or I'lll just look at the sun and figure out my way ( always wanted to try that , but never figured out how).
The same way this person who has an issue can use his iPhone, he could easily set the assistive touch and use that irritating but necessary circle as his home button. Problem solved for FREE!!!. But NOOOOOOO, he has to succumb to the whims and fancies of the fruity boys in Cupertino.
Now, My question is when I am a customer of a premium device ( hey these things aint cheap ), Don't you think that I should have a say with what i own. I think this can be fixed with a simple security bypass on a case to case basis.
Apple could be like, Ok , u, arjunthebuster have the correct documentation that you are the proud owner ( not so boastful now ) of this marvelous phone. We have inspected that there has been no tampering so we will replace ur touch id but if u wish, we could repair your screen too but for a price or you could come later and get it done but u will have to pay service charge too if u come later. WOW!!! Thats would be an ideal world.
Well, I sometimes like to believe that no one want to rip me off, but thats not the case...