@craigmaloney This is my thinking as well:
"This way, Apple gets credit for walking you through an 80-page repair, instead of building phones where — say — you don’t need to remove the phone’s most delicate components and two different types of security screws just to replace a battery."
I'd love to believe "the market" will solve the design problem, but I've yet to see it. Only regulations can ensure devices are designed to be repaired (or to replace a friggin' battery).
"Yes, you can replace the battery. But we're going to make it more expensive and impractical than just taking it to the apple store."
"Look here, Senator. We supported right to repair, but nobody actually wanted to do it, so we don't think this law is necessary. And it's holding back innovation!"
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