Easy Fix: There a simple way to make phone repairs easier, even if big tech companies like Apple disagree. – Slate

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A right to repair bill is quite simple: It requires electronics-makers to provide diagnostic and repair information to consumers, as well as parts and equipment needed to make repairs. Championed by the Repair Association, a consumer advocacy group, the bills are largely modeled after the Automotive Right to Repair Law, which passed in 2012 and helped democratize auto repair. Device-makers such as Apple make their products nearly unhackable—if you’ve ever tried to repair an iPhone yourself, you’ve likely encountered a series of barriers ranging from proprietary screws to layers of glue holding internal components together.

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