29 September 2021

Apple is notorious for its expensive official repairs, for the many limitations to its supply of spare parts to independent repairers and – increasingly – for the use of software as a barrier to repair.

The new iPhone 13 is no exception.

18 August 2021

Today, the main barrier to repair remains the cost, often quite expensive compared to buying a new product.

In Germany and Austria, authorities are implementing repair bonuses to lower the cost of repair and make it more accessible.

6 August 2021

Part pairing is an increasingly common practice used by manufacturers that could create major barriers to independent and self repair.

We talked to repair actors about the main threats of part pairing and what policymakers should do about it.