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Apple

Apple's New Proprietary Software Locks Will Kill Independent Repair on New MacBook Pros

Failure to run Apple's proprietary diagnostic software after a repair "will result in an inoperative system and an incomplete repair."
Jason Koebler
10.4.18
Right to Repair

This 17-Year-Old Has Become Michigan's Leading Right to Repair Advocate

When Surya Raghavendran dropped his iPhone, he learned to repair it himself. Now he wants to protect that right for everyone in his home state of Michigan.
Matthew Gault
9.25.18
Right to Repair

Appliance Companies Are Lobbying to Protect Their DRM-Fueled Repair Monopolies

Three letters obtained by Motherboard show that Dyson, LG, and Wahl are fighting right-to-repair legislation.
Jason Koebler
4.25.18
Right to Repair

FTC Says 'Warranty Void If Removed' Stickers Are Bullshit, Warns Manufacturers They're Breaking the Law

Federal law says you can repair your own things, and manufacturers cannot force you to use their own repair services.
Matthew Gault
4.10.18
Right to Repair

The Right to Repair Battle Has Come to Silicon Valley

A California lawmaker is making the state the 18th in the country to consider legislation that would make it easier to fix your things.
Jason Koebler
3.7.18
Right to Repair

Washington Bill Would Make it Illegal to Sell Electronics That Don’t Have Easily Replaceable Batteries

iPhone CPU throttling controversy is fueling a new round of state-level right to repair legislation.
Jason Koebler
1.26.18
Right to Repair

Apple Throttles iPhones That Have Old Batteries (But Didn't Tell You About it)

"What people think is, ‘My phone is slow, I need to replace it.’ And that causes a lot of perfectly good phones to get replaced."
Jason Koebler
12.20.17
iPhone X

How iFixit Became King of the iPhone Teardown

We went to Australia to learn how—and why—iFixit does its electronics teardowns.
Jason Koebler
11.3.17
Right to Repair

Apple: iPhones Are Too 'Complex' to Let You Fix Them

Apple wants iPhone repair to be "fairly priced and accessible" but says it needs to control access to the market.
Jason Koebler
9.22.17
Right to Repair

iPhone 8 Teardown: If it Cracks, Good Luck Replacing That New Glass Back

The iPhone 8 gets a lower repairability score than its predecessors.
Jason Koebler
9.22.17
go to australia

This Is the First iPhone 8 Teardown

iFixit sent its engineers to Australia to get its hands on the new iPhone first.
Louise Matsakis
9.22.17
Right to Repair

To Repair the Essential Phone, You Need to Literally Freeze It

iFixit gave the device a 1 out of 10 repairability score.
Louise Matsakis
9.5.17