“Nebraska [is] the latest state to consider new Right-to-Repair legislation,” Lance Ulanoff reports for Mashable.
“If the legislation passes, it’d require Apple, Samsung, and other electronics manufacturers to supply parts and detailed repair manuals to everyone, including repair shops, and average consumers,” Ulanoff reports. “And there are several legislative efforts like it underway around the country.”
“Right-to-Repair? What a ridiculous thing to say. No one has the right to repair anything,” Ulanoff reports. “You might have the skill to repair something (something that iCracked tech might’ve lacked). And you can hand people all the schematics, instructions, and parts you want and they still won’t be able to replace an iPhone battery or screen.”
“What if a consumer’s injured during a failed repair attempt? They slice open a finger on the cracked glass, or put it back together incorrectly, so the battery fails (and maybe even explodes),” Ulanoff reports. “It’s the consumer’s fault, obviously, but they could also try to sue Apple.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Certainly it can be dangerous to mishandle/damage lithium batteries during DYI repairs and the results can injure not just the repairer.
Apple said to fight ‘Right to Repair’ legislation – February 15, 2017