There was a small revolution last week. Apple announced that it intends to sell iPhone and iMac repair parts to anyone interested. The self-repair program will initially start in the US early next year, with international customers available to join later. Now the details of how this will work have emerged.
Fix your iPhone yourself: Apple Self-Repair Program Details
MacRumors managed to get the details out, which got hold of an internal Apple memo. So, it says that a repair manual will appear on the support service website, and an online store will be created, specializing in the sale of official components. Apple itself will not manage the store, but will entrust it to some third company. Who was chosen as a partner is not reported.
It is expected that at first on the shelves of the online store it will be possible to find about 200 spare parts and specialized tools that allow you to replace the display, battery or cameras. Subsequently, the range of components will increase. Many users have enthusiastically and positively embraced the initiative of Apple, they are confident that by their actions the company has put an end to repair monopoly.
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But a number of experts are very skeptical. They believe that allowing ordinary people to repair complex equipment themselves is not the best idea. At first, they are waiting for a wave of broken iPhones, and all due to the fact that amateurs will undertake their repair. But Apple is a well-thought-out company, so it will certainly do everything to protect itself.
Apple will repair iPhone 12 and 12 Pro for free with failed earpiece speakers
Apple has launched a free speaker repair program for iPhone 12 and 12 Pro. This program covers devices released between October 2020 and April 2021 that do not play audio during calls.
Users whose smartphones are affected by the problem should contact an Apple Authorized Service Center. The free repair program operates worldwide, although Apple mentions that it may be limited in some countries and regions. It is worth noting that only the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro are eligible for free repair, but not the iPhone 12 mini and 12 Pro Max. The program will run for two years from the date of sale of the affected smartphones. Recall that one year has passed since the launch of the iPhone 12 series.
Apple has acknowledged that the problem with the broken speakers is due to a manufacturing defect. It is worth noting that the company will refuse free repairs to users of smartphones with broken displays.