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Several people here talk like they are being paid. Nobody is telling you that you MUST fix your own anything. But I object to companies preventing me from doing it after it is out of warranty. I paid for it, it really isn't yours if they use an electronic lock to prevent access. I would rather keep it out of the trash and have the option of repair myself. I have replaced countless screens and batteries that are the most common issue.
In the new devices, the operating system verifies that the serial number of components matches what was supposed to be there. So if you have 2 identical iPhones with different problems, you will not be able to swap parts without authorization from Apple. If they want to play that game while under warranty, I could understand that. But once it is out of warranty and they declare the machine obsolete, it becomes a brick once that battery is no longer useful. It is the taking active steps to prevent owners from working on their own out of warranty items that makes me unhappy.
Interesting set of comments. But after the phone is out of warranty companies should not place active barriers to a few simple fixes. I am talking about putting serial numbers on batteries that need to be registered by special software. If I have two phones with different issues, I can't swap parts to make one work. I have laptops that are still quite useful 8 or 9 years old. I can swap in a new battery and it is good enough for the kids. But the latest laptops register the serial numbers of those also. I may not be the typical user, but I do have the skills to do this. Even the glued in batteries may be a pain, but something I can do. I already have a job and don't want the expense of becoming a certified tech for multiple different companies. The Colorado law may have had issues, but I do support the right to repair, especially if it is out of warranty. Don't lock me out of my own devices.