More accurately, if the iPad were a car, doing the repair work yourself, as an unlicensed mechanic, would void your warranty. Thus the analogy still holds. If I try to change my power steering fluid and end up completely killing the pump, the warranty is certainly not gonna cover it. And I might be a little upset, but I'll understand. They aren't encouraging tinkering, but neither does Volvo. And I've seen some tricked out Volvos.