Updated on December 22nd, 2021
iPhone maker, Apple, has announced a Self Service Repair program that will enable iPhone users to complete their own repairs. The program will be initially rolled out for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lineups and will be followed by Mac Computers featuring M1 chips.
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Self Service Repair will be available early next year in the US and will expand to other countries. iPhone users will have access to Apple's genuine parts and tools. "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," reads Apple's post.
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“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,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s Chief Operating Officer.
To perform repairs customers will have to read the Repair Manual and place an order for parts and tools using the Apple Self Service Repair Online Store. Customers who return their used parts for recycling will receive credit toward their purchase. There will be over 200 individual parts and tools listed in the store which will be enough for the most common repairs for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13.
Additionally, Apple also warns users saying, "Self Service Repair is intended for individual technicians with the knowledge and experience to repair electronic devices. For the vast majority of customers, visiting a professional repair provider with certified technicians who use genuine Apple parts is the safest and most reliable way to get a repair."
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