iPhone replacement parts are in short supply and Apple’s partly to blame

iPhone replacement parts are in short supply and Apple's partly to blame

It seems Apple’s anti-right-to-repair recalcitrance has come back to bite it.

Like many companies dependent on an Asian supply chain, the iPhone maker is experiencing disruptions due to the coronavirus. According to a report from Bloomberg, this has manifested in, among other things, a shortage of replacement devices for customers’ broken iPhones. 

Unfortunately for those very customers, Apple has a long history of fighting the very right-to-repair movement that could otherwise jump in and save the day. 

In a memo to Apple store employees, the company reportedly warned that delays for replacement phones could persist for as long as four weeks. The report also notes that some Apple store employees claim they’re short on basic replacement parts.  Read more…

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