Apple made headlines on Thursday, supporting a ‘right to repair bill,’ Senate Bill 244, that would allow consumers to fix their damaged devices. The California-based tech giant’s reversal from their years-long opposition towards access to repairs has been met with widespread praise.
In a statement, Apple said “We support ‘SB 244′ because it includes requirements that protect individual users’ safety and security as well as product manufacturers’ intellectual property.” Apple urged members of the California legislature to pass the bill, which seeks to mandate manufacturers to give customers the opportunity to fix their own products.
The bill has been growing in support, from not just consumers but manufacturers alike. With the support of Apple, the bill is sure to gain even more traction amongst the masses. This groundbreaking move by Apple could extend customers’ ability to repair their products and provide added safety and security in the process.