Five States Introduce "Right to Repair" Bills

If you live in Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Massachusetts or New York and have ever experienced the issues of trying to get a device repaired either at an authorized repair place or with legitimate replacement parts, help is on the way. These five states have introduced “right to repair” bills which would give small repair shops, that are not termed “authorized”, the ability to get access to official parts and manuals needed to repair your device. These bills would also include large appliances and tractors.

The problem is that kiosk and other repair shops like it might be running afoul of the law. Apple doesn't have an "authorized repair" model for its iOS devices. The iPhone maker isn't alone in this. Other electronics manufacturers only offer repairs via their own stores or workshops. This means individuals and small companies don't have access to official parts or manuals.

Source: Engadget