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The iPhone 12 may be harder to fix

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