Fixers Know What ‘Repairable’ Means—Now There’s a Standard for It


Last week, three years of arguing with industry finally paid off, as the European standard EN45554 was published. […] In plain English, it’s a standard for measuring how easy it is to repair stuff. It’s also a huge milestone for the fight for fair repair.

The defined categories are as follows:

Repairability Categories

This will obviously depend a lot on the definition of “feasible”. I have taken my old iPhones apart quite a few times, and the 6S is still doable (although a slight pain in my butt), but I’m not sure I’d touch newer ones, I’d be too scared to break its water resistance.

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