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Apple backs the right to repair

Words by Abi Scaife

Apple is endorsing the public’s ‘right to repair’.

Great! Tell me more.

Apple has told a Californian legislator that they will back a bill enabling the public to repair their electronics - and to be provided with the means to do so at a fair price.

If the bill goes through successfully, Apple will have to give the public access to the same equipment their employees use to diagnose problems with their tech, and repair it.

This would have an incredible impact on everything from climate change, by preventing tech waste; to the cost of living crisis, by making it easier and more affordable for people to repair their own technology.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

We Are Cast. This is a charity helping organisations use digital technology for social good. Learn more here.

Tech4All. Using communication, internet and other emerging technologies, Tech4All aims to help those in poverty. Find out more.

Computers4Charity. C4C recycle old and unwanted technology for the benefit of the climate and communities. Support their work.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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