Apple Assigns Repairability Scores to Its Products in France as Required By Anti-Waste Law

Apple Assigns Repairability Scores to Its Products in France as Required By Anti-Waste Law

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Apple has assigned repairability scores to its products in France as required by the country's "Anti-Waste Law for a Circular Economy".

You can see the score when going through checkout for an iPhone or MacBook.

Apple Assigns Repairability Scores to Its Products in France as Required By Anti-Waste Law

The repairability score is calculated based on the following criteria (translated):

Documentation:
1.1 - Duration of availability of technical documentation and advice on use and maintenance

Dismountability, Access, Tools, Bindings:
2.1 - Ease of dismantling parts from list 2 *
2.2 - Tools required (list 2)
2.3 - Characteristics of the fasteners between the parts in list 1 ** and in list 2

Availability of Detached Pieces:
3.1 - Duration of availability of parts from list 2
3.2 - Period of availability of parts from list 1
3.3 - Delivery times for parts from list 2
3.4 - Delivery times for parts from list 1

Prices of Detached Pieces:
4.1 Price ratio of parts from list 2 to the price of new equipment

Criterion Specific:
5.1 - Information on the nature of the updates
5.2 - Free remote assistance
5.3 - Possibility of soft reset

* list 2: list of a maximum of 3 to 5 spare parts (depending on the category of equipment concerned) whose breakage or breakdowns are the most frequent
** list 1: list of a maximum of 10 other spare parts (depending on the category of equipment concerned) whose good condition is necessary for the equipment to operate

Products are scored out of 10. For example, the iPhone 12 Pro Max receives a score of 6 out of 10; whereas, the iPhone 7 receives a score of 6.7. The new M1 MacBook Pro gets a repairability score of 5.6, compared to the 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro at 6.2.

You can find the full list of repairability scores at the link below.

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Apple Assigns Repairability Scores to Its Products in France as Required By Anti-Waste Law

Apple Assigns Repairability Scores to Its Products in France as Required By Anti-Waste Law

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