Right to Repair

Samsung and iFixit Launch Self-Repair Program for Galaxy Devices

Samsung on Tuesday announced the launch of a self-repair program for Galaxy devices, in partnership with repair experts iFixit. The move comes as a response to Apple's Self Service Repair program, which launched back in April. At launch, owners of the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21 series, as well as the Galaxy Tab S7+, are eligible...

iFixit is ‘Thrilled’ Apple Now Lets Consumers Fix iPhones [VIDEO]

[caption id="attachment_363759" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image: iFixit[/caption] Earlier today, Apple announced Self Service Repair — an expansion of the company's existing Independent Repair Provider Program (IRPP) that will make the spare parts, calibration tools, and manuals needed for DIY repairs available to customers. At launch, the program will cater to screen, battery, and camera repairs for...

DIY iPhone 13 Screen Replacement Disables Face ID, Says iFixit

[caption id="attachment_363014" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image: iFixit[/caption] Popular repair and teardown platform iFixit says Apple has taken yet another step towards crippling third-party repair work for its devices with the iPhone 13 lineup. According to the repair experts, iPhone 13 series phones completely disable Face ID functionality when you replace the screen, even if the replacement screen is...

Greenpeace Criticizes Apple For Its Low Repairability Scores

Environmental activist organization Greenpeace has launched a new campaign to sway Apple, Samsung, LG, Microsoft, and other tech companies to make cell phones and tablets easier to repair, helping both consumers and the environment. The "Rethink-IT" campaign invites visitors to sign a petition to persuade Apple, Samsung and LG, among other tech companies, to offer more...

Apple Opposes ‘Right to Repair’ Legislation in Nebraska

A report on Tuesday claimed that Apple is planning to send a representative to testify against a proposed "Right to Repair" bill in Nebraska that would require the company provide consumers and third-party repair shops access to service manuals and parts. According to a new report from Motherboard, Apple is creating interesting arguments for the...