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Don’t Go Applauding Apple Just Yet

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Apple is expanding support for its independent repair provider program to include its Mac computers. That means more options for consumers, but it’s important to remember Apple’s independent repair support is still very much on Apple’s conditions.

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The news was first reported by Reuters this week and expands on Apple’s existing independent repair provider program, which launched last year and previously only offered repairs for iPhones. Through that program, Apple committed to providing OEM tools, parts, diagnostics, and training for Apple-approved third-party repair shops that perform iPhone repairs. The expanded repair support will mean more options for folks who need a computer repair but may not have access to either an Apple Store or one of the company’s Authorized Service Providers, like Best Buy.

That’s great, of course—but it’s only part of the picture. First of all, computers and iPhones aren’t the only consumer gadgets that Apple makes, and that means there’s still a limit to exactly what Apple will allow you to pay someone else to repair. Additionally, the terms these independent repair operations must agree to show that Apple still wields enormous power over the little guy.

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A copy of the contract obtained by Vice and reported on in February indicated that these independent repair shops must agree to terms like unannounced inspections, potential fines for possessing “prohibited” repair parts, and handing over information about those repair shops’ customers.

More telling than Apple’s stifling, NDA-bound agreements with small repair operations, though, are the recently surfaced internal documents that indicate that even Apple knows its public-facing repair initiatives are a bunch of baloney. Apple’s own employees acknowledged in correspondence that the company’s public-facing repair efforts don’t fully square with its lobbying efforts to kill right to repair legislation. That this is an issue being actively discussed among Apple’s staff leaves Apple looking pretty gross, particularly as it continues to argue that its repair position hinges mostly on “safety” concerns.

In short, Apple extending support to more products and giving consumers more choices is great. But let’s hold the applause for now, at least. Apple still has a long way to go.

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Charge Your Phone Wirelessly With 50% off a Multifunctional LED Lamp

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White Wireless Charge Lamp | $18 | Amazon | Clip coupon + code ABC88699
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When you’re ready to turn in for the night, you don’t want to forget to charge your phone— especially if your mobile device doubles as your alarm clock.

With this wireless charger lamp, you can make this crucial step of your nightly routine even easier by just setting your phone on the wireless charging pad and… well, that’s all there is to it!

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You can snag the black version for $20 using the same code—no coupon though, sorry.

Don’t sleep on this deal! Who knows how long stock or the coupon code will last?

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Keep That Hotdish Hot With 65% Off a Luncia Casserole Carrier, Only $11 With Promo Code

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Luncia Double-Decker Dish Carrier | $11 | Amazon | Promo code SDDU9S7F

It has been a long time since the days we could safely have a potluck or other gatherings, but we have a fantastic deal perfect for once those times return. These double-decker Luncia dish carriers can be had for 65% off when you add promo code SDDU9S7F at checkout and clip the coupon on the site (it’s just below the price). These holders fit 9″x 13″ sized baking dishes.

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That means you can insulate and keep two dishes of food warm for only $11 instead of $30. What’s more, your Luncia carrier will arrive by Christmas if you order today as a Prime member.

Just add promo code SDDU9S7F and clip the 5% off coupon to bring the price down to $11 for the blue or the grey option.

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Conquer Your Pup’s Dander and Fur With $700 Off a Cobalt or Charcoal Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum

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Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Cobalt) | $200 | Best Buy

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Allergies can be bad enough as the seasons change. Don’t let pet hair and dander add to that by vacuuming it up early and often. That chore is easier said than done— unless you have a robot vacuum to do the work for you. This lovely bright cobalt Bobsweep PetHair Plus robot vacuum and mop, only $200 today at Best Buy seems like an ideal option. That’s a whopping $700 off, by the way.

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You can get the same deal for the charcoal version of the robot vac, too. This model is not only specially made for picking up pet hair, it self docks and charges when it’s finished with the work.

It also comes with a mop attachment, so it can take care of those kitchen floors for you as well. Grab it while it’s still available for this fantastic price!

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