Apple has begun to display the reparability score of its products in the online Apple Store in France. The move is an attempt to comply with new Right to Repair laws in the country.
First noted by MacGeneration, the scores appear on product pages and five a rating out of ten that show how easy a product is to repair.
The scores are designed to show customers “whether this product is repairable, difficult to repair or unrepairable,” according to the French Ministry of Ecological Transition.
It isn’t great news for Apple here, either. Its products are notoriously difficult to repair with the iPhone 12 lineup receiving a reparability score of just 6. Its older iPhones score even worse with numbers in the four to five range.
The iPhone 12 range (mini, 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max) receives a score of 6. The index of the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro is much worse (4.6), and it is even lower for the iPhone 11 Pro Max with 4.5, just like the iPhone XR for that matter. The iPhone XS Max and XS have a score of 4.6 and 4.7 respectively. The iPhone SE 2 fares fares much better with 6.2, while the iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus score 6.6. The top rated model is the iPhone 7, with 6.7.
It isn’t just iPhones, either. Macs also have the same ratings applied and, again, it’s going to be disappointing reading for anyone who is hoping to repair their own devices.
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