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iFixit has announced they are ending their collaboration with Samsung. The program was launched 2 years ago, and according to the post on their website (link at end), they have not been able to deliver on the promise of “building an incredible, repair-friendly ecosystem.” Apparently, Samsung was not on-board with making repair more accessible: As we tried Read more…

with a h/t to friend of NWIDA – Kyle Wiens of iFixit and Repair.org, today we find out that Apple is planning to extend support for (select) iPhones to outside the Apple internal repair process. On Apple’s website (link below) it goes into a bit more details and Kyle has summarized:  Beginning with select iPhone models this Read more…

As we mentioned a few weeks ago the Oregon Senate had passed a R2R bill. Now the state House has passed the bill (SB 1596) by a 42 to 13 margin. Now, it goes to Gov. Tina Kotek, who has five days after it gets to her desk to sign it into law. NWIDA has written to Read more…

NY Assemblymember Patricia Fahy introduced Assembly Bill 8955 on Jan. 30, which would amend New York’s Digital Fair Repair Act. The bill would modify the definition of an OEM, backdate the manufacture date when hardware must comply with the right to repair law by two more years and repeal some product exclusions. The current law, passed in Read more…

On Thursday, US PIRG (led by NWIDA friend Nathan Proctor) delivered over 56,000 petition signatures to the FTC in Washington, DC. We want to thank all of you who signed the petition on repair.org and the PIRG website. As the only trade and advocacy association for the wireless shop, we will continue to push for fair repair Read more…

Device insurance company Akko has acquired the assets of Upsie – the device protection plan and repair company. As such, Upsie has updated it’s LinkedIn page: Upsie went out of business in October, 2023 and while their website is still up, the company has been dormant since then. It layed off all employees in October and shut Read more…

US PIRG and iFixit have recently filed a petition with the FTC regarding Right to Repair.  YOU have the ability to comment – which the FTC will read and take into consideration – regarding the filing. Just click here to comment.  Earlier today, NWIDA filed our comment. I’ve copied it below. Now it’s your turn – if Read more…

We need your help on Right to Repair (R2R) Our friends at repair.org are collecting signatures on a petition that will be sent to the FTC. We’re asking you – the wireless dealer/shop community to add your voice! You can sign the petition here.   We want to ensure that the FTC helps: Makes repair easy Makes Read more…

Hey there!  Want to see what we did in 2023? Click here or… NWIDA NWIDA members, contact us today if you need our assistance. If you’re not yet a member, we invite you to join today. Click here for news like this delivered to your inbox? Click here for news like this in your RSS feed? Join Read more…

Batteries Plus was one of the first chains to become WISE certified – the wireless tech certification program sponsored by CTIA – and developed with Samsung among other manufacturers. Now Samsung and Batteries Plus are expanding their partnership to make the stores official Samsung Authorized Service Centers. This will allow Galaxy phone owners to walk-in service for repairs. The Read more…

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