Apple’s T2 Chip May Affect Your Right To Repair

Apple’s T2 Chip May Affect Your Right To Repair

We’ve all heard about the latest legislation supporting the consumer’s right to repair. Many of us also saw the hardware released at Apple’s last event and noticed the A2 security chip. This chip is designed to store your Face ID and Touch ID biometric data in hardware to increase consumer privacy. However, the company is now declaring this technology will make third party repairs extremely difficult. With any security feature, there are drawbacks and this is one. If you’re a big fan of the Right to Repair movement, there probably won’t be a new Macbook in your future.

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