Apple’s lobbying against a right to repair bill in Oregon — despite supporting one in California

Apple has a spotty history with the right to repair movement. Historically, the company was against giving users the right to fix their own equipment, only to then change its tune — offering self-service repair and coming out in favor of a Californian right to repair bill. Only now Apple has been caught lobbying against the very same thing in Oregon.

Well not quite the same thing, because these two bills are subtly different. SB 244 in California would require companies to offer tools, parts and documentation to customers and independent repair stores — so that broken gadgets can be fixed without the manufacturer’s involvement. Oregon’s SB 1596 would go a step further and ban parts pairing — which is where Apple apparently draws the line.

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