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iPhone 14 reveals a shift in Apple's stance about performing DIY repairs. The device's teardown video reveals some interesting design choices that make it easier, not harder, to perform repairs.
Those excited about upgrading their MacBooks through Apple Self Service Repair are in for some disappointment as the company has stated that hardware upgrade processes are not supported.
Earlier this year Apple launched the Self Service Repair program allowing users to access manuals and parts for certain iPhones, this will now expand to select Macbook models from August 23.
The Self Service Repair Store allows customers to get access to genuine parts and tools to perform repairs on the iPhone 12/13 lineup, or the iPhone SE. The store will soon be available in Europe.
Microsoft has published a new video on the official Surface YouTube channel detailing how to disassemble and repair the Surface Laptop Studio. It also shows several unique design ideas Microsoft uses.
Nearly all Google Pixel smartphones can now be repaired by their owners using Fix Kits from iFixit. These kits will include key parts such as batteries, cameras, replacement display, and all tools.
Several new features and additions are apparently coming to Windows 11 according to a leak. These include a new personalization option using Stickers, Table mode, and Notification settings changes.
The EFF is going after Section 1201 of the DMCA which currently criminalizes any attempts to speak about legally acquired copyrighted material. If repealed, it would boost Right to Repair movement.
Apple is going to launch Self Service Repair next year so that customers can fix their own iPhone 12, iPhone 13, or M1 Macs themselves. The program is aimed at technicians with the required skills.
According to iFixit, Apple has made it more difficult to repair the display of an iPhone by soldering a microcontroller to it. Third-party or DIY attempts to replace it could break Face ID.
Following a shareholder resolution filed against the company in July, Microsoft has reportedly agreed to increase repairability options for customers and facilitate local repair options.
President Joe Biden is expected to issue a new executive order in the coming days urging the FTC to draft new policies on "right to repair". The EU previously introduced such rules.
Microsoft must introduce the Right to Repair to reduce the enormous e-waste, says As You Sow. As You Sow is a body overlooking the environmental impacts of corporate practices and expansion.
The EU is looking to introduce a "right to repair" bill for smartphones, laptops, and tablets that will require companies to design products that are easily repairable and recyclable.
As part of a pilot program, three Apple-authorized partners are receiving the proprietary 'iPhone Calibration Machine' capable of calibrating an iPhone, significantly reducing repair times.
Apple will once again come out against a "right to repair" law being considered in Nebraska that would give users access to parts and repair manuals for the company's products.