MacBook Pro. iMac Pro. MacBook Air and Mac mini repaired outside the official store could have stopped working properly, they confirmed apple, ending rumors about the subject.
Teams under that risk are those who use the chip T2, a coprocessor focused on security partner, This component is responsible for unlocking through the Touch ID, opening protected files and online payments, just to name a few. In addition to encryption, he is responsible for maintaining active Syria.
apple It has not yet activated its new policy, something that could change from one moment to the next.
apple He said that the components that need to be repaired in the official stores of the logic board and Touch ID. These companies have authorized software, so parts are confirmed before apple.
When the question is asked Border. apple He did not give more details about the other components and what equipment would be affected by the new policy.
who apple wanting to have control over sensitive parts, connected with security, can be understandable. But it is not clear whether the same rules apply to other common parts such as the keyboard, display, keyboard, and speakers.
Right to repair
"T2 chip is a guillotine that apple It refers to customers, "said Kyle Wiens, CEO of iFixit." It is very likely that intent apple have greater control over who can perform repairs by setting constraints on the components. This could be an attempt to gain a greater market share than a repair service or a threat to your line of authorized service being out of stock. We do not know, "he added.
apple The American "right to repair" fight is aimed at hardware manufacturers offering tools and instructions to help anyone repair the equipment. A few years ago, Australia was fined apple with $ 6.6 million for error 53 that came when users repaired their screens iPhone outside the official trade.
motion apple It could also endanger a large number of unofficial service workshops. Only in the United States there are about 15,000 stores of this type: they commission parts from China, which does not guarantee equality, claim apple.
The case is very reminiscent of what happens to some car and tractor manufacturers John Deere, which add different computer codes so that repairs can only be made in official centers. The situation leads farmers to install unofficial software to circumvent restrictions.