Right to Repair

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Hi Guys and Gals,

It has been a while since my last post about anything tech related but, everything has been running pretty smooth so… “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it”. Well something has broke and it started with the screen on my iPhone 8. After much chagrin I fixed the screen and everything was working fine until I updated to iOS 11.3 and my touch stopped working. Research was conducted and I found that iOS 11.3 made aftermarket digitizers (the thing that registers where your fingers are) on any iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X inoperable. luckily I had my cracked original iPhone 8 screen and put it back on until May 1, 2018 when the issue was patched by Apple. The aftermarket screen now works as it should.

This is not the first time we have seen this with Apple.  Take for example iOS 11.0.3 where the touch screen was not working on the iPhone 6S as well as earlier where the iphone 5S and iOS 9.

If Apple fixed the issue why am I writing this. Well, some issues still exist. Take for example the home button on the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8 and 8 Plus. These cannot be repaired or replaced if damaged. Apple could easily fix these issues and allow aftermarket home buttons to work but they refuse to do so, hence my title.

In the United States the people and repair shops are rapidly moving forward with a “Right to Repair” bill however in Canada no such legislation exists. I am suggesting putting forward some sort of a right to repair legislation in Canada that would allow Canadians to change, repair and modify electronics that we own. This would deal with everything from fixing our own devices and choosing what shop to use to unlock and jail breaking software but not including anything that infringes on intellectual property rights. We bought it , we should be able to do what we want with it. Imagine not being able to take your car to a local garage to be fixed.

I want to get a consensus on this and see what people think. Let me know with a thumbs up or write me with your thoughts.

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