Thursday, June 20, 2019

Support For Right to Repair Laws Slowly Grows

I bought it. I own it. I should be able to take it anywhere I want to have it fixed, even if it voids my warranty. Am I wrong?

Today if you have a broken iPhone screen, for instance, Apple runs Genius Bars across the country where users must go for permitted fixes. Other companies parcel work out to a network of authorized vendors. Manufacturers generally argue these constraints are necessary to protect proprietary information that gives their product a leg up in the overall marketplace.