Apple relents on controversial restrictions on iPhone 13 display

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Apple has changed course on its controversial option of having the iPhone 13 reject a repaired screen.

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When the phone was launched, in September, repair experts quickly found that if the iPhone 13’s screen was to be repaired, it would break the phone’s built-in facial recognition device.

The only way to avoid independent repair shops was to simply remove a small chip from the original screen and put in a new one. Official repairmen were able to get it working with the software, but this required authorization from Apple.


As such, this meant that independent repair workers were unable to fix the display on the iPhone 13 without breaking the middle of the phone.

The decision sparked controversy, particularly focused on the right to repair and allegations that iPhones are too difficult to fix.

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However, now Apple has reversed course. told it ledge That it will release a fix which means the phone won’t need to swap out that tiny chip.

The change will come in a software update, though Apple didn’t say when that would happen.


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