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Third Party parts provider MobileSentrix has acquired Mobile Defenders. Jordan Notenbaum, President of Mobile Defenders will continue with the new company.  The acquisition combines the knowledge and expertise of the two leading mobile replacement part suppliers in the industry. From the Press Release: At this time, the Mobile Defenders and MobileSentrix sites will run concurrently. Any specific Read more…

PBK Reviews has posted a tear-down video of the iPhone 14 Pro Max. You can see it here or watch it below: —   NWIDA members, contact us today if you need our assistance and if you’re not yet a member, we invite you to join today. Want news like this delivered to your inbox? Click HERE Read more…

We are seeing quite a few repair shops saying that iOS 16 is causing many aftermarket LCD and OLEDs to blackout and not function – especially on the iPhone 12 series. Customers with previously working phones cannot see anything on their screens after updating to the latest iOS. A number of shops have reported replacing the screens Read more…

As we reported last November (see here) Apple announced a “Customer Self-Repair option for customers to fix their own iPhones. Now, they’ve officially announced the store and the store is live – selfservicerepair.com Pricing includes the initial cost and then a “return part credit”, which customers will get after they return the “defective” part back to Apple.  Read more…

Representative Mia Gregerson has introduced a new Right-to-Repair bill in Washington (state.) House Bill HB 1810) would require the big tech companies like Samsung, Apple, and Microsoft to make tools and tech specs available to anyone who wants to repair their own devices.  At a state hearing recently, Gregerson stated that the … pandemic has made the Read more…

The US Copyright Office is expanding a legal shield for fixing digital devices, including cars and medical devices. This morning, the office submitted new exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which protects software copy protection. The exemptions include a revamped section on device repair, reflecting renewed government pressure around “right to repair” issues. The exemptions recommend Read more…

Our friends at Repair.org have let us know that New York State now has matching bills in both houses of the legislature, with S4104 in the Senate, and A7006 in the Assembly.  If you live in NY, or you know anyone who does, now’s the time to get involved. There are already 9 cosponsors in the Senate and 34 in Read more…

If you’re a repair shop looking to hire, or if you’re a technician looking for work, we have great news for you! CellBotics, a NWIDA VP, now has a job board available! They know there is a huge need for technicians in the industry. Because CellBotics is a repair training center, they receive website visits from experienced Read more…

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