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Apple Vigorously Opposes Oregon Bill on Right to Repair

News from the United States reports Apple’s strong resistance to a bill introduced in Oregon seeking to prohibit the practice of pairing parts. According to Tarah Wheeler, a cybersecurity expert involved in the discussions surrounding the proposed state law on the right to repair, Apple is determined to retain complete control over the repair process and shows no sign of relenting.

Anyone who knows Apple, and its policies, will probably not be surprised by the company’s position, which has always been very careful not to “open” itself to the outside world and to maintain almost absolute control over all stages of the creation of its products. , management, and even after-sales operations.

Under the bill in question, companies would have to provide the necessary documentation, tools and parts to customers and independent repair shops to repair damaged products. Notably, this new bill also targets parts coupling, a restriction imposed by companies like the iPhone owner that could prevent customers from repairing a device with parts made by other manufacturers.

Using “unofficial” components results in annoying notifications being displayed to inform users that the part they have installed is not authentic, while some features, such as Face ID, may refuse to work.
Apple is against the right to repair

John Perry, senior manager of Apple‘s security engineering team, said the Apple uses the coupling of parts to “simplify repairs” while ensuring the device and its data “remain secure.”

Essentially, Apple’s position is that this project risks putting user safety at risk.



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