Apple, tech companies successfully lobby to kill Ontario ‘Right to Repair’ bill

Another ‘Right to Repair’ bill that would have made device producers provide the resources for consumers and third-party repair outfits to fix devices has been put to rest, with intensive lobbying from tech companies including Apple said to be behind the killing of the legislation. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple allegedly lobbied against another right to repair bill citing consumer safety concerns

A new report tonight from Motherboard claims that an Apple spokesperson lobbied against California’s latest right to repair legislation by talking up consumer safety risks to lawmakers, an approach the company has used multiple times before. more… The post Apple allegedly lobbied against another right to repair bill citing consumer safety concerns appeared first on […]

CMV: Tim Cook is right that Apple should speak up on social issues

Apple CEO Tim Cook is noted for speaking up on social issues, expressing views on such topics as immigration and diversity. That’s something that some have criticized. For example, Fortune executive editor Adam Lashinsky questioned whether companies should focus solely on commercial issues. Cook vigorously defended his stance, and said that Apple expresses values rather than […]

Greenpeace lauds Apple renewable energy efforts, decries ‘right to repair’ stance

Greenpeace on Monday released its latest "Guide to Greener Electronics" report for 2017, analyzing what steps, if any, 17 of the world’s top consumer electronics companies are taking to reduce their impact on the environment. This year, Greenpeace awarded Apple a passable B- grade, touting renewable energy and climate change initiatives, while at the same […]

This week on AI: ‘iPhone 8’ delays, the CIA’s iOS hacking tools, Apple fights ‘right to repair’ & more

Though "iPhone 8" is still months away from an expected debut, two reports hinted that the device could miss a September launch window — and might not even be the device people are predicting. Apple, meanwhile, tried to assure people that many exploits gathered by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, uncovered by WikiLeaks, have already […]

Thunderbolt 3 Ports on Right Side of 13-Inch MacBook Pro Have Reduced PCI Express Bandwidth

Apple has published a detailed support document highlighting the capabilities of the Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports on the new MacBook Pro, unveiling some previously unknown details and outlining the different adapters that are needed to connect various accessories. According to the document, while all of the ports on the 15-inch MacBook Pro and the 13-inch […]