Microsoft and Apple wage war on gadget right to repair laws

Apple has an Independent Repair Provider programme, which allows businesses to fix out-of-warranty devices, but even members are unable to get iPad screens, a frequent repair need from school kids. — Apple

Justin Millman has always fixed things. He tinkered with gadgets growing up before opening a repair shop in Westbury, New York, a few blocks south of the Long Island Expressway.

Students from a nearby school started trickling in with their busted devices and business was brisk enough that Millman worked only on those. Each month he now fixes some 2,000 iPads and Chromebooks, computers that, since the pandemic, have become education essentials.

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