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okay, but it isn't just Apple. Tesla does this with their cars, One Wheel does it with their boards, Johne Deere is doing it with their tractors which is having a real impact on the cost of food by their anti-repair schemes destroying crop yeilds.That's obviously not cool, and maybe legislation to prevent obviously anti-consumer stuff like that could be good. But maybe also it's not needed when there's another alternative: don't buy Apple products. If Apple wants to be anti-consumer, then vote with your wallet. The weird thing is how people keep buying Apple products despite all this.
You can't just buy another brand at this point. If we are talking USB-c, then yes, buy another brand. However, there is no justifiable reason why these companies can't provide parts to use and stop artificially serializing things to prevent repairs.