The EU wants smartphones and tablets to last longer – here’s why you should care

The EU wants smartphones and tablets sold within its borders to last at least five years – and that could be great news for everyone, whether you live in Europe or not.

Over the past few years, the EU has been steadily working on laws surrounding the right to repair – which aim to make it easier for ordinary people to fix their old technology. The point is that if outdated gadgets (like your iPhone 12 or Samsung Galaxy S21) can be easily fixed and maybe even updated, then reduce junk mail.

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