Apple devices are notoriously tricky to repair. Legitimate replacement parts are nearly impossible to purchase, many internal components are glued or use tamper-proof construction, and service manuals are rarely available. Nebraska and seven other states are now considering "right to repair" legislation to solve all three of these issues. An unidentified source within the legislature told Motherboard that Apple is planning on fighting the upcoming bill in court.
The source has stated that Apple and AT&T will both testify against the Nebraska bill on March 9th. Among their planned arguments are claims that "consumers who repair their own phones could cause lithium batteries to catch fire."
Independent repair shops around the nation formed the Repair.org trade organization to help advance the right to repair legislation. As expected, the tech industry has heavily lobbied against it in their hopes to gain a monopoly on the repair of their devices. The organization helped successfully pass an automobile repair law back in 2012, and now their sights are set on the tech industry.
Apple and other manufacturers have argued in the past that it's unsafe to repair your own devices. Lobbyists have claimed that broken glass can harm consumers who try to repair their screen, among others.
To combat this constant pressure, the repair community has been using a shotgun approach. They file requests in numerous states and hope corporations don't want to deal with the required paperwork to stop them. The hope is that if a law is passed in at least one state, rather than deal with the varying laws, manufacturers will just implement the change across their whole line.