iFixit is reporting that the iPhone 12 will be even more difficult than previous iPhones for third-party repair. Specifically, the camera module causes issues if repaired by a user. The phone appears to reject the replacement part.
Additionally, repairing the camera or display now requires Apple’s own, in-house System configuration app, which previously was only required for a battery swap.
Why do we care?
Apple is very anti-right to repair and keeps taking actions that reinforce that approach. Here’s why we care – this issue is on the ballot at the state level going into the US election, and independent services organizations care how this plays out.
Source: The Verge