Apple has marked the repairability scores of iPhone and Mac in France
Earlier, in response to the European Union’s green energy-saving concept, France has formulated relevant regulations for maintainability scores and required manufacturers to mark corresponding scores.
Consumers can check the repairability score when purchasing, and then consider whether to purchase. If the repairability score is low, it means that the product is damaged and it is not convenient to repair.
The EU advocates for equipment manufacturers to improve repairability, which can reduce unnecessary consumer expenditures and reduce the waste of electronic products caused by damaged equipment.
So after the release of the latest repairability regulations in France, Apple has also marked the repairability score of its products. For example, the iPhone 12 Pro scored 6 points.
If you have watched the dismantling video of the iPhone 12 series, you will find that the device is extremely complicated, especially when it comes to the motherboard and wireless charging part of the design is more complicated.
According to French law, manufacturers need to evaluate the repairability score by themselves, with a maximum score of 10, and Apple’s repairability score for the iPhone 12 Pro is 6 points.
The well-known disassembly and repair website iFixit also gave a score of 6 points. Although the Apple series products are complicated, at least they are composed of screws and are not directly solidified.
For example, the repairability scores of some glue madman manufacturers are only 1 to 2 points, and it is relatively difficult for users to repair after this kind of product has a problem.
By the way, the AirPods Pro earphones are extremely tight and use a lot of glue based on waterproof considerations. The repairability score given by this product iFixit is only 0 points.
A score of 0 means that this product is completely unsuitable for repair and basically unrepairable. However, we have not seen the score of the headset on Apple’s French website.