“Apple is fighting against reparatiewet for smartphones in the US”
Techgigant Apple would intend to argue against a new law in the Us, Nebraska. The law should make it easier for consumers to own smartphones repair.
According to a source from the Motherboard will be a representative, employee, or lobbyist of Apple on march 9, speak during a hearing about the law.
The new law would require companies to make loose parts to sell to customers and independent reparatiewinkels. In addition, manuals must be made available, so that everyone can try, for example, a smartphone repair.
In addition to Nebraska, the law would also be considered in seven other U.s. states. Also New York, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Kansas, Wyoming, Tennessee and Illinois are looking into similar bills. Only in Nebraska, there is a hearing scheduled.
Apple thinks according to Motherboard that the repair of smartphones too risky for consumers. During the hearing, would the company like to remind you that smartphoneaccu on fire or can fly for failed repairs.
Repairers, have been critical about how difficult it is for Apple devices to repair. The website iFixit, which assesses how easy gadgets to repair, iPhones, and Macs often fail grades.
In addition to smartphones would be the law repair of other devices is also easier to make. Tractor manufacturer John Deere is, therefore, a critical initiative.