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Apple Fighting New “Right to Repair” Legislation

Ben Lovejoy (Hacker News):

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.

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Repair.org hopes that getting a single state to pass a right to repair bill will result in manufacturers giving in, citing the precedent of similar legislation in the car industry.

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Not sure what I think of this. Repairing a tight mobile device is a bit different from repairing a transmission in a car. Even if Apple is forced to supply the parts to non-Apple approved dealers it doesn't follow they'll have the skills to repair it.

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