Apple has announced self-service repairs, which will allow technically savvy customers to do their own repairs and access the same parts and tools the tech company uses. Self-service repairs will be available early next year in the United States, pFor the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 ranges, soon to be followed by Mac computers with M1 chips.
Throughout 2022 it will be expanded to other countries, as Apple has reported in a statement. Customers will join the more than 5,000 Apple Authorized Service Providers and the 2,800 independent repair providers who already have access to these parts, tools and manuals. The company has explained that it is important that the user read the corresponding repair manual before starting the repair.
You can then order parts and tools from Apple through an online store. specific for self-service repairs. And after repair, customers who return old parts for recycling will receive a discount for their next purchase.
The new store will include more than 200 parts and tools, so customers can perform the most common repairs on iPhone 12 and iPhone 13. The first phase of the program will focus on the most frequently repaired iPhone modules, such as the screen, battery and camera – further repairs may be made later in the year. The company indicates that self-service repairs are designed for people with the technical knowledge and experience necessary to repair electronic devices.