For once, Apple is making it easier to fix your broken iPhone screen

Here’s something you don’t read every day: Apple is making it easier to fix your broken iPhone 13. It’s a rare instance of Apple backtracking from one of its hostile moves towards the right to repair.

When the iPhone 13 was released, repair specialists and enthusiasts quickly realized that changing the display would stop Face ID — you know, the phone’s most important security feature — from working completely.

In order to maintain Face ID functionality, repair shops would have to remove a tiny chip over from the original screen, significantly complicating what is likely the most common repair; iFixit goes into more detail on the topic here. Naturally, the move was met with ample backlash.

Credit: iFixit

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