Apple’s T2 security chip makes life tough for independent repair shops, electronics recyclers

Apple’s own brand locking system, introduced with the 2018 MacBook Pros, is hitting independent repair shops and electronics recyclers hard, a report by Vice Motherboard claims.

The system combines software security locks, various diagnostic requirements, and Apple’s T2 security chips. They mean that Macs stop working if they’re operated on by someone not using Apple’s proprietary repair tools.