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Despite Apple pushback, Oregon has passed its right-to-repair bill banning parts pairing

Wednesday March 27, 2024. 10:16 PM , from AppleInsider
Despite Apple lobbying hard against the bill, Oregon has passed its right-to-repair bill that outright bans the controversial practice of parts pairing in repairs.Oregon signs its right-to-repair bill into lawOn Wednesday, Oregon Governor Tina Kotek signed SB 1596 into law. The law is designed to make it easier for consumers to repair their own devices or have them repaired by someone outside of authorized service repair stations.Most notably, the bill is the first of its kind to ban parts pairing. 'Parts pairing' is a term that refers to Apple's practice of matching certain components, such as the screen or battery, with the specific iPhone they were originally installed in. This ensures that only genuine Apple parts are used in the device repair. Continue Reading on AppleInsider | Discuss on our Forums

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