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Apple Opposes the "Right to Repair"


#1 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   7124 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

detectiveconan16

Posted 12 June 2016 - 08:21 PM

The Huffington Post reports on Apple's efforts to stymie laws against repairing your iPod, trying to make sure they're the only company fixing these products. This is despite the fact that the company charges an astronomical amount for repairs, and like that old notion of the company and their computers, you might as well buy a new one. Some people are definitely against Apple's practices, especially when it can clearly generate lots of e-waste. http://www.huffingto...4b0ed593f14fdea

 

"Right to Repair" bills are being considered in a few states, and if you visited ifixit in the past year, you may have noticed their desire to have you support this bill. Generally, it's you break a thing you own, you should be able to fix it. But tech companies have made it increasingly harder for repairmen and hobbyists to do so, especially if you've seen how unnecessarily tiny things can be.



#2 Darby27   Licensed to Dill CAGiversary!   13592 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2016 - 04:38 AM

I don't own any Apple products for reasons like this.

 

They are a horrible company who abuses their hold on technology.