With OEMs struggling to produce and ship new electronics during coronavirus-triggered shutdowns, a new willingness to buy refurbished devices has sprouted in Europe, according to Deutsche Welle.
Over 1,700 North American computer refurbishers will be affected when Microsoft consolidates its refurbisher programs this year. The tech giant pledged to continue providing software licenses to them, but questions about cost remain.
Norway’s top court ruled against an independent smartphone repair firm this week, saying the company violated trademark rules by using non-Apple-approved components. It ends a legal saga that repair advocates across the globe have been watching closely.