/ 31 March 2021

Easier to repair your fruit

Aussies are Apple people. Commanding more than half of the smartphone market here, the next closest is Samsung with 20% market share. But that’s not to say we’re happy with Apple’s grip on repairing their devices when they go on the blink (ie when you’ve smashed it on the bathroom tiles, or like we’ve done, driven off with it on the car roof and flung it into a wall as we picked up speed…) if you’re to keep your warranty. That was until yesterday when Apple said it will allow independent repairers to do the work by giving them access to tools and spare parts. Tech and electrical goods companies are coming under pressure over the ‘right to repair’ – which is a fancy way of saying that their goods should be able to be fixed by services outside the manufacturers. Now onto getting our phone screen fixed…

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