Andrew O’Hara outlines Apple’s position on ‘right to repair’ legislation:
Lobbyists representing Apple recently met with lawmakers over the passage of so-called “right to repair” legislation, warning that consumers could hurt themselves if they attempt to open and fix iPhone.
Apple does not want customers to have the right to repair products.
During these closed-door meetings, the Apple representative brought an iPhone to demonstrate to legislators that an inexperienced consumer could easily hurt themselves by accidentally puncturing the lithium-ion battery contained within. That echoes public comments from Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson, who said that the device is “too complex” for untrained consumers to repair themselves.