Apple Makes Independent Repair Shops Sign Draconian Contracts to Get Official Parts

Apple last summer announced a new Independent Repair Provider Program that provides independent repair businesses with the genuine Apple parts, tools, repair manuals, and training provided to Apple Authorized Service Providers. The change came amid Right to Repair laws being proposed in multiple states, which Apple has lobbied hard against. Continue Reading

AirPods and AirPods Pro Manufacturing Could Be Impacted by Coronavirus, Leading to Greater Supply Shortages

Apple has been working to ramp up production of the ever-popular AirPods and AirPods Pro, and its efforts to meet supply/demand balance could be in jeopardy due to the coronavirus outbreak in China. According to Nikkei, Apple’s major ‌AirPods‌ suppliers Luxshare-ICT, Goertek, and Inventec have been shut down since the Continue Reading