- 4 Jun 2021
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This is pretty annoying. One can't even do a DIY job on iPhone battery replacement any more, but instead have to pay Apple a premium to do it for them.
iFixit co-founder and CEO Kyle Wiens has exposed how companies including Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft manipulate the design of their products and the supply chain to prevent consumers and third-party repairers from accessing necessary tools and parts to repair products such as smartphones and laptops. Speaking during the Productivity Commission's virtual right to repair public hearing on Monday, Weins took the opportunity to draw on specific examples of how some of the largest tech companies are obstructing consumers from a right to repair.
iFixit CEO names and shames tech giants for right to repair obstruction
iFixit chief Kyle Wiens claims Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft are monopolising the supply chain and designing products to prevent users from being able to easily repair them.