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iPhone owners who are more technically inclined have officially been given the green light to fix their own devices. Apple launched its Self Service Repair program today, which includes a new online store that will offer individual parts alongside other essentials such as tools and manuals. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 will be the first devices to benefit from the program.

From Apple:

The initial phase of the program will focus on the most commonly serviced modules, such as the iPhone display, battery, and camera. The ability for additional repairs will be available later next year. […]

To ensure a customer can safely perform a repair, it’s important they first review the Repair Manual. Then a customer will place an order for the Apple genuine parts and tools using the Apple Self Service Repair Online Store. Following the repair, customers who return their used part for recycling will receive credit toward their purchase.

“Creating greater access to Apple genuine parts gives our customers even more choice if a repair is needed,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “In the past three years, Apple has nearly doubled the number of service locations with access to Apple genuine parts, tools, and training, and now we’re providing an option for those who wish to complete their own repairs.”

Source: Apple

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4 Comments

  1. Its disappointing how much arm twisting and threat of legislation/lawsuits it took us to get here, but it is nice that it has finally happened.

    Time will tell if this is for real, or if it is just a poorly funded, poor availability, poorly maintained form of lip service.

    There are plenty of ways you can technically be in compliance, but practically obstruct at the same time.

  2. Oh sure… They will sell you the stuff to “fix” your iphone, then you break it while trying to fix it. Now you have to go get it repaired for $$$.

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