According to reports, Samsung Display has appealed to the US ITC asking to ban aftermarket and refurbished AMOLED displays from entering the US.
Today it is possible to repair a smartphone display and replace the screen - and there are companies (mostly independent outlets) that offer lower cost displays - which could refurbished ones, aftermarket imports - or even lower cost alternatives produced by other makers. If the ITC approves Samsung's request, these will not be available anymore, and only original Samsung AMOLED displays will be allowed.
Right-to-repair advocates are worries that this will harm the independent repair industry and of course limit the choice of consumers and increase repair costs.
Posted: Jan 13,2023 by Ron Mertens