Why Apple is supporting the “right to repair” in California

States across the country are considering “right to repair” laws. New York and Minnesota have passed them, and California is closing in on one of its own.

These laws require most electronics and appliance manufacturers to provide instructions and tools to consumers wanting to repair their products instead of paying company technicians for the service or, worst case, buying a replacement.

It’s something that iPhone maker Apple has long fought, until last month, when the company suddenly announced its support for California’s bill.

Marketplace’s Lily Jamali asked Brian Heater, hardware editor at TechCrunch, about Apple’s change of heart and

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