California has always had stupid laws. One day its gonna bite them in the ass. What if one of these companies refuses and just chooses not to sell their phone in California? the consumer's will pay, not the government.
Hey, Captain Obvious, Since when does ANY government pay for ANYTHING? Its consumers money as well you know...
Whatever happens they will eventually figure it out. Im almost sure this is totally pointless. Its like DRM, hackers and criminals will find a way around it, but the increase cost in production and services will increase phone costs.
Lucky for me I dont like smartphones in the first place, and since a simple phone is not worth the money, its highly unlikely that it will get stolen.
Most politics are based on biased research. They'll scope in or broaden statistics definitions to show exactly what they want, even though it's not representative of reality.
Like currently the EPA saying carbon emissions from cars causes 500k premature deaths, and kills 2000 kids a year. When you look at the data it's garbage. Sure, we are making our planet worse, something needs to be done about carbon emissions, but don't put out garbage data to make a shocking enough point to pass more regulation.