Apple expands right to repair

But program still has big holes in it.

Apple just added the latest M3 Macs to its self-service repair program, significantly expanding the number of machines that can be fixed by customers at home.

It’s quite the turnaround for the company, which for years fought right-to-repair initiatives.

I’m not sure Steve Jobs would approve — he famously hated customers tinkering with his machines, in contrast to the homebrew hack mentality of Steve Wozniak, his fellow Apple co-founder.

But it’s in line with the vibe of our times, when customers want to wrest back a bit more control over their devices from the companies that make them.

It’s laudable that Apple continues to expand its DIY repair offerings, but there are still a couple of big holes to fill to complete the lineup of eligible devices.

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