Of course, the batteries built in the iPhones are fixed and that has ultimately led to the recent throttling issues. This is what a bill in the US state of Washington wants to address, other states could or should follow suit.
According to a report by Motherboard (via the standard ), Washington wants to dictate to manufacturers that every smartphone should have an easy way to replace the battery.However, the proposed law is not a direct response to the recent iPhone affair but has been initiated earlier, it could come into force in early 2019.
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The bill referred to in House Bill 2279 is part of the recent “right to repair” initiatives, which require hardware manufacturers to be more sustainable or to prohibit manufacturers from repairing monopolies. Currently, third-party providers are making life more difficult with hardware and software measures. In the previous year, 17 states introduced similar legislation. The manufacturers themselves, including Apple, are far from enthusiastic about these plans.Accordingly, it is not surprising that companies are massively lobbying to prevent such laws.