Should consumers have the right to repair their gadgets wherever they want? It discusses the legislative assemblies in several US states. The arguments for the deal among other things, that companies should not be able to force customers to use their particular workshops and thus monopolize repairs.
Nebraska is one of the states that have such a "right to repair" law on the table, and according to Motherboard, Apple and AT & T send representatives to argue against the proposal.
That Apple would limit the ability to repair iPhone and other products are hardly surprising. The company has in recent years gone from "difficult but it is possible" to make repairs virtually impossible even for certified workshops. Glued components, as many components as possible directly on the motherboard and unique screw heads all contribute to Ifixits repair index for Apple gadgets has become increasingly low.
Motherboard states that one of Apple's arguments will focus on the risks of unauthorized repairs of products with lithium batteries. After last year's Note 7-scandal is fire safety and batteries on the agenda and it is said Apple like to use as a weapon.