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Apple adds iPhone repairability rating in France

She added a company Apple rated iPhone and MacBook repairability to its online store at France To comply with the new French law that came into effect this year.

She points Reports However, the repairability rating takes into account features such as: how easy it is to disassemble the device and availability of repair manuals and spare parts.

Links to the end result for each product, with details on how it was calculated, are available at Support page.

Apple product ratings vary according to products and generations, and the iPhone 12 lineup has received a score of 6 out of 10, while the iPhone 11 lineup is rated between 4.5 and 4.6.

The improvement, according to a detailed evaluation of the results, is due to the ease of disassembling the newer iPhones compared to the previous year’s models, and the spare parts are cheaper compared to the cost of the phone itself.

There is less difference between the company’s various MacBook models, which have scores ranging from 5.6 to 7.

Correctability rating, required under the A new French law that came into effect on January 1, along with new legislation to combat waste.

And one website that categorizes results across various manufacturers notes that last year only 40 percent of French electrical appliances were repaired after failing.

The government aims to increase this percentage to 60 percent within five years by using the results to educate consumers and pressure manufacturers to make improvements.

According to Radio France Internationale, manufacturers calculate their own scores based on strict guidelines, and can gain easy points with simple metrics, such as giving more information about software updates.

Samsung made changes in response to the law, where it was submitted Online repair guide for the Galaxy S21 Plus, in an apparent attempt to boost its repairability score compared to the previous year’s model.

The European Union has used a similar initiative in the past to encourage energy efficiency, with posters providing simple information about the energy consumption of household products.

The new French law is still in its infancy, and until 2022 companies will not start facing fines for non-compliance.

And there are hopes that the initiative – which currently covers smartphones, laptops, televisions, washing machines and lawnmowers – may be expanded to more product categories in the future.

With the European Parliament voting in favor of the Right to Reform Act over the past year, there are hopes that similar initiatives will be launched across the continent.

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