Apple will now allow you to fix your iPhone at home
Apple has unveiled its Self Service Repair programme, which will provide authentic Apple parts and equipment to users who feel comfortable mending their own products.
Customers will be able to purchase parts, tools, and instructions for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 beginning next year.
‘Increasing access to Apple authentic components provides our customers even more options if they need a repair,’ said Apple’s chief operations officer, Jeff Williams.
‘Over the last three years, Apple has almost quadrupled the number of service sites with access to Apple authentic parts, tools, and training, and now we’re giving people the option to make their own repairs,’ he said.
This is a significant change for Apple, which has a history of refusing to allow repairs outside of its stores.
Apple said earlier this month that it will release a software update to fix a problem that prevented Face ID from working if users changed their own iPhone13 screens.
Customers will be able to do their own repairs on the iPhone display, battery, and camera, which are the most often repaired modules.
Additional fixes will be made ‘later next year,’ according to Apple.
Getting Apple Products Repaired
Users must now contact skilled technicians using Apple authentic components at designated places, such as Apple, Apple Authorised Service Providers (AASPs), or Independent Repair Providers if they require repairs on their iPhones or iPads.
Product owners who are capable of doing repairs themselves can use the Apple Self Service Repair Online Store to examine a Repair Manual and make an order for genuine Apple parts and tools.
People will be able to purchase over 200 separate components and equipment from the new store, allowing them to execute the most frequent iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 repairs.
Customers can return their discarded components to be recycled after the repair and get credit against their purchase.
However, for most customers, the safest and most dependable option to get their iPhone fixed is to take it to an Apple Store or an Apple-authorized repair shop if they have AppleCare+.
Especially since damaging your gadget during the DIY repair method might void your warranty.
Apple boasts a global network of over 5,000 AASPs, as well as a fast-growing Independent Repair Provider programme, which gives independent repair businesses access to the same training, parts, and tools as other Apple Authorised Service Providers.
However, accusations of deliberate obsolescence have been levelled against the tech giant, particularly after it acknowledged slowing down earlier iPhones.
This change appears to address that, as well as the rising worries about e-waste, which Apple has championed through its recycling initiatives over the years.