Right to Repair

Ben Lovejoy writing for 9to5Mac:

Apple is fighting ‘right to repair’ legislation which would give consumers and third-party repair shops the legal right to purchase spare parts and access service manuals. The state of Nebraska is holding a hearing on the proposed legislation next month, and Motherboard reports that Apple will be formally opposing the bill.

Apple does not want just anyone repairing their computers. They restrict access to service manuals, tools, training, and replacement parts in an effort to control the customer experience. Third-party service providers can apply for access to these resources, but Apple controls the relationship through tough requirements that change often.

If Apple believes the best way to repair their products is through an authorized service provider, why would they want to put in the effort to have their computers repaired any other way?

Egg Freckles @eggfreckles