When T-Mobile announced it would stop carrying the affordable ZTE Max, speculation as to why the device was being discontinued ran rampant. According to PCMag, the answer may be more hilarious than you think.
Citing a source close to ZTE, PCMag is saying the reason why T-Mobile pulled the ZTE Max is because people kept trying to remove the non-removable battery. A lot of people. The back of the ZTE Max is easy enough to pry off, leading people to believe that for whatever reason if they can do something, they should.
After working with T-Mobile, ZTE is working on preventing this from happening in the future. Until then, as tempting as it may be, please don’t tear your phone apart.