Apple Launches Self Service Repair For iPhones and Macs

Self Service Repair

Yes, finally, Apple will allow customers to repair their own devices from early 2022. This is possible as Apple will be providing access to genuine parts and tools to customers to carry out the repairs.

Self Service Repair will be first available to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series, soon followed by M1 Macs and so on. It will first be available in the US and later expand to other regions. Apple’s chief operating officer, Jeff Williams, said,

“Creating greater access to Apple genuine parts gives our customers even more choice if a repair is needed. 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.”

Apple announced this on 17 November 2021 in a blog post. Initially, the focus is on the most commonly serviced modules, such as the iPhone display, battery, and camera. Later in 2022, additional parts will be made available for Self Service Repair.

Apple Self Service Repair

How to avail of Apple’s “Self Service Repair” services?

  • Review the repair manual (will be available on Apple’s website).
  • Place Order for the parts and tools required from Self Service Repair Online Store.
  • After the repair, customers who return their used parts will receive credit toward their purchase.

The store offers more than 200 parts and tools required to repair the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series. Apple says, “Self Service Repair is intended for individual technicians with the knowledge and experience to repair electronic devices.”

You can also repair your devices through 5,000 Apple Authorized Service Providers (AASPs) and 2,800 Independent Repair Providers who have access to Apple genuine parts, tools, and training.

This is good news to customers and small businesses running third party repairs as they now have access to genuine parts. The Right to Repair movement finally seems to have paid off. And it makes sense; when you buy a product, you possess the right to repair it. You paid for it. You can do anything with it until and unless it concerns the safety of another person.

Now the next most demanded feature from Apple is probably a USB-C iPhone. There was already a USB-C iPhone on sale a few weeks ago, which sold off for a massive USD 86,001. Check out that article to see how that went.

What are your thoughts on Apple not only allowing its user’s third party repairs but also providing genuine parts and tools to do so. Please let us know in the comments below, and until then, stay tuned to Oyprice and subscribe to our YouTube channel for regular news and updates.

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