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Hey there listeners. It’s Brett Molina. Welcome back to Talking Tech. So this is it. This is the final episode for now. I’m going to leave the door open, maybe a tiny crack. I’ll explain more of that in a bit, but for now, if you haven’t heard from earlier episodes of this podcast, Talking Tech is going to take a hiatus. I’m not going to call it a permanent hiatus. There is a possibility that we come back in some form. I can’t guarantee anything, but again, like I said, I’ll leave the door open just a little crack. Maybe we come back. I don’t know, but for right now, the Talking Tech podcast is going to go on hiatus. And I figured what better way to wrap this up then to share some of my personal tech tips, things that I try to do every day. I’m not always successful, but I try to do a lot of this stuff all the time.
If you own an iPhone 12 or 13, you can fix your device. They’ll send you the manual, they’ll break down the instructions. You can get the parts and tools from Apple, make your fix, send back the old parts, and those will get recycled. One important thing that Apple notes though in its program is that it’s aimed at consumers who have background repairing electronics. They say for the vast majority of customers, they’re going to want to go to a repair provider and have technicians actually fix their parts, or fix their phone excuse me. This program’s going to be interesting with Samsung. And I’m assuming it’s very likely going to be a similar setup, where if you have background in electronics and repairing them, then yeah, you can go forth and do this. If you’re someone that is not as tech savvy, then you’re still going to probably rely on, take it to Apple, take it to a store that can specialize in these type of repairs and you get it done there.
The thing I worry about is folks that think, “Oh yeah, I can do this.” And they try to fix their phone. And it almost becomes like that home do it yourself thing, where it’s like, you start out thinking, you can do it, then you can’t do it. And then do you pay more money because you can’t make the fix. That’s something to think about with these programs. But again, it’s a step in the right direction. And whether this expands and it allows more people, maybe who aren’t as experienced with tech to be able to make those fixes, that’ll go a long way in allowing them to keep their phones for longer. And that hopefully has a lot of benefits obviously. You save money, but then it also, in terms of the environment, you’re not dealing with a lot of waste, related to these older phones. So a lot of benefits here. You can read more about this program by going to tech.usatoday.com.
Listeners, let’s hear from you. Do you have any comments, questions, or show ideas, any tech problems you want us to try to address? You can find me on Twitter @brettmolina23. Please don’t forget to subscribe and rate us, or leave a review on Apple podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, anywhere you get your podcasts. You’ve been listening to Talking Tech. We’ll be back tomorrow with another quick hit from the world of tech.