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Apple Has Finally Relented on the ‘Right to Repair’

Apple Has Finally Relented on the ‘Right to Repair’

On Saturday, my wife delicately removed the phone from my hands. It was making me seem a little crazed, she said. I had been on it all day. Closing on a story, refreshing Slack, scrolling through social media, checking in on my email. I had just texted a friend to recommend an accessory for a vacuum cleaner; it felt like it demanded my urgent attention, the way everything else on the screen did. “i got a horse hair attachment for thr vacuum it js so amazjng,” I had typed, just like that. Like everyone, I spend a lot of my time looking at my phone—working, tapping, buying cleaning supplies. This habit helps manufacturers sell a lot of new phones every year: Because we effectively live on these things, there is a temptation to keep them current through regular upgrades. Every September is new-iPhone month. Apple is expected to release the iPhone 15 in just a few weeks. But this launch will feel a little different than the ones that have preceded it, perhaps a bit …