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Apple-Right to Repair

A person uses an iPhone on Oct. 8, 2019 in New York. Apple is letting some iPhone users fix their own phones, a sharp turnaround for a company that has long guarded its software in a walled garden that only Apple-approved technicians can unlock. The company said Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2021, it will enable users of two of the newest iPhone models and later some Mac computers to get access to genuine Apple parts and tools to be able to repair them.

Jenny Kane

Big tech knows when your devices will die. Here’s how you can know, too.

How often do you find yourself needing to buy a new phone? Or any device with a battery? Irreplaceable batteries could be to blame.

Reset checks in with a tech columnist about how to know your device’s so-called “death date,” and how to get the tech industry to design longer-lasting devices.

GUEST: Geoffrey Fowler, San Francisco-based tech columnist for The Washington Post

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