Surprise! When you force Big Tech to do the right thing, it turns out not to be such a "world-ending" event as they'd like you to believe:

"#Apple is opening up iPhones and Macs to at-home repairs. The company plans to start selling parts and tools and offering instructions on how to repair Apple products at home, without having to bring them into a store or a third-party repair shop. Apple plans to start with the iPhone 12 and 13, followed by Macs with M1 chips."


@neauoire @rysiek It is a good news, but my expectations are low. If they sell batteries 500$ and repair kits 990$ (as you know they will!) or if they only allow repairs made using official Apple branded part, it kills the purpose 😞

@narF @rysiek my guess is that this won't outlaw the current 3rd party repairs

@neauoire @narF quite the contrary, it will make it much harder for Apple to argue that 3rd party repair shops are somehow "dangerous" or whatever.

@narF @neauoire oh they absolutely will gauge people on this. But at least we're past the "only Apple can safely fix your iPhone" bullshit.

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