Saturday June 11, 2016

Apple Fighting Secret War To Keep You From Repairing Your Phone

Has Apple opposed legislation that would let you rescue your devices and keep them longer? Experts say yes. While the Cupertino company is singled out here, it should be noted that all manufacturers are against this kind of thing, as in-house repairs can be a significant source of revenue.

Apple spent nearly 10 minutes trumpeting green initiatives, including Liam, at the beginning of a March 2016 keynote event. But it has repeatedly opposed "right to repair" legislation in the United States. It opposed such a proposal in Massachusetts, state Rep. Claire D. Cronin told HuffPost, and the company lobbied on another version of New York’s amendment last year. Cronin, a co-sponsor of the Massachusetts right to repair amendment, told HuffPost her concern is that manufacturers have too much power. They oppose the legislation because they make money repairing devices.