Back in April, Apple finally released self-repair kits for a series of iPhone models much to the relief of consumers frustrated with the monopoly that Apple has long held over the repairing of devices. This week, the company announced that it is expanding this program to include parts, manuals and tools for servicing the M1 iMac, the M1 Mac mini, the Mac Studio and the Apple Studio Display.
In other news, the mobility sector has been launching forward at a breakneck pace over the past decade and figures to be one of the most innovative sectors again at CES 2023. Making its U.S. debut at the show will be a solar-powered car from Dutch manufacturer Squad Mobility. The Squad, which the company claims is the “world’s first solar city car,” can generate between 13-19 miles of charge per sunny day via an integrated solar panel on the roof of the vehicle.
In regards to the potential of the U.S. market, Squad Mobility founder Robert Hoevers said in the company’s press release: “We are seeing a tremendous interest from the USA, specifically for markets such as sharing platforms, gated communities, campuses, (seaside) resorts, tourism, company terrains, hotels & resorts, amusement parks and inner-city services.” The Squad, which will be available starting in 2024, carries a very modest price tag of $6,250.
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