Why Apple changed its mind on Right to Repair | Engadget

One of the most visible opponents to repair access is reversing course, said Nathan Proctor, a senior Right to Repair campaign director at Public Interest Research Groups (PIRG). Apple does not have a good track record in terms of letting customers repair their hardware. I think most legislators agree: This is just one company and a limited program. The last decade-plus has seen Apples computers become essentially impossible for users to service or upgrade, and the iPhone has always been a locked box. So, its possible well see some other big consumer electronics companies make similar moves. Remember, it was just earlier this year, when we discovered that replacing the display on an iPhone 13 would disable Face ID. [Apple] pioneered glued-in batteries and proprietary screws, and now they are taking the first steps on a path back to long-lasting, repairable products.
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