Maybe you’ve seen the ads online for a new smartphone that will last you 10 years. Maybe you too clicked on one, only to be disappointed that this phone does not exist … yet. The “10-year phone” is an initiative that has been trying to get your attention, and the EU’s legislative attention, by tempting us with a future in which it becomes the norm for a smartphone to last a decade. In order for this to actually work, there would have to be legislation on repairability, continued software support and availability of parts — especially the battery. Information should be readily available on how to repair your phone yourself along with an official repairability score.
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