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New bill to allow user repairs
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New bill to allow user repairs
A new bill being put forth in Washington state is taking aim at cellphone, and other device manufacturers, that have sealed in batteries. The bill requires that companies make any battery removable and replaceable. This comes hot off the heels of apple's recent issue where they revealed they did in fact throttle performance on older devices under the guise of masking failing batteries.

Currently any apple device (or many Samsung) have to be sent back to authorized dealers for repair. Often at exorbitant prices if the warranty is up (or for whatever reason doesn't apply).


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Is it fair to force companies to open their devices to allow third party repairs? Will it, as they claim, open them up to being hacked?

Should the companies be forced to deal with the mess they created? (They knew batteries would fail, yet they created devices which sealed them in anyway... so let them pick up the tab for fixing them.)
02-04-2018 02:58 PM
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