Colleague Natalia Nowak On The Right To Repair Your iPhone (among other gadgets):
These days Apple products are less repairable than ever. You can’t even get to a battery or RAM chip in a Mac notebook these days, let alone know what to do when something goes wonky. I’ve thought about this long and hard and changed my mind. Apple should not be the only organization that fixes Apple’s products. That’s a monopoly and Apple is good at monopolizing such things for their own profit.
To repair? Or, not to repair? Those are the questions.
So, Right to Repair? It’s not for me. But for those who can be educated, trained, and gain experience to repair specific devices, Apple– and other technology companies– should provide them with all they need to do the job right. Training, parts, tools– whatever it takes. Apple could use a little competition in the repair business, right?
Apple won’t like it if a Right to Repair bill passes in California.