After the teardowns of iFixit, various headlines about Apple's dealings with workshops and many other reports, the iPhone manufacturer now comes as a surprise with the Self service repair around the corner. Starting with the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 13, spare parts, tools and instructions for end customers will soon be available. Mac models with an M1 chip should also be able to be repaired at home in the future. The program starts in the US in early 2022 and is expected to become available in additional countries later this year. In the beginning, repairs to the display, battery and camera should be made possible.
The possibility for customers to repair their Apple device themselves at home is intended to complement the range of over 5.000 authorized Apple Service Providers (AASPs) and 2.800 independent workshops. They already have access to original spare parts, special tools and instructions for the work required on a damaged Apple device. With the start of the program in 2022, DIY repairs to the display, battery and camera of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 will be made possible. Further components are to follow in the course of the year and the program is to be rolled out across the USA.
"With better access to original Apple parts, our customers have an even greater choice when a repair is necessary"Said Jeff Williams, Apple's chief operating officer. "In the past three years, Apple has nearly doubled the number of repair locations with access to genuine Apple parts, tools, and training, and now we have an option for those who want to do their own repairs.“- The announced repairs store will have more than 200 individual parts and tools. Apple points out in the official press release on the subject point out that customers should read the relevant repair manual carefully before taking any action.
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