👋Apple was forced to provide a maintainability rating for their gadgets💻

In November last year, the European Parliament approved a new policy of mandatory labeling of gadgets

with an indication of the assessment of their maintainability. But so far the corresponding requirement has come into force only in France. As a result, Apple had to reveal all its cards, albeit in only one country.

What does it mean

Ratings published on the official Apple websitemaintainability of smartphones and laptops. In many ways, this resembles the assessment of the iFixit resource: the gadget is given from 0 to 10 points, taking into account the ease of disassembly, the availability of parts and the availability of a repair manual.


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For example, iPhone 12 has 6 points, iPhone 11 and 11Pro - 4.6 points, iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone XR - 4.5, and iPhone XS and XS Max - 4.7 and 4.6, respectively. The most repairable was the iPhone‌ 7 with 6.7 points, followed by the iPhone 7 Plus, ‌iPhone‌ 8 and iPhone‌ 8 Plus (6.6 points each), as well as the second generation iPhone iPhone SE (6.2 points).


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As for laptops, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air with proprietary M1 processors are rated 5.6 and 6.5 points, while the 16-inch MacBook Pro has 6.3 points.


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Most likely, such requirements will begin to apply in other EU countries.

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