Big Tech Comes Under Fire Over Right to Repair

Interesting Engineering | Oct 19, 2019 at 4:17 PM
  • It’s happened to most of us at some point.
  • In October 2018, Italian competition authorities fined Apple €10 million ($11 million) and Samsung €5 million($5.5 million) for intentionally slowing down older models of their smartphones using software upgrades.
  • In August 2019, in reaction to the recent storm of right to repair legislation, it introduced a program that will allow independent repair shops to have access to the same resources—tools, parts, repair manuals, training, and diagnostics—as its authorized service providers, so long as they have an Apple-certified person on staff.