歐盟在推動的設備維修權...

歐盟在推動設備的維修權:「EU brings in 'right to repair' rules for appliances」,歐盟的新聞稿在「New rules make household appliances more sustainable」這邊。

主要是因為現在很多廠商會故意將維修成本拉高,推動使用者去買新的,反而導致浪費:

Owners are usually unable to repair the machines themselves - or find anyone else to do it at a decent price - so are forced to buy a replacement.

新法會在 2021 年實施,主要是以家電為主,強迫製造商必須設計可被更換,並且需要提供備料讓使用者採購。

所以蘋果開始放鬆 iPhone 的第三方電池保固問題了?

MacRumors 上看到的,先前只要透過第三方更換電池,蘋果就會拒絕後續所有保固,現在內部文件改成不保固電池的部分,其他的元件還是會提供保固:「Apple Says iPhones With Third-Party Batteries Now Eligible for Repairs」。

iPhones with aftermarket batteries installed by third-party repair shops are now eligible for service at Genius Bars and Apple Authorized Service Providers, according to an internal Apple document obtained by MacRumors from three reliable sources.

不確定是不是全球性的,但至少法國已經是了?

突然想到『FTC 警告 Nintendo 與 Sony「拆封喪失保固」違反聯邦法』這篇,雖然兩者討論的主題不太一樣...