Apple will be the first to launch spare parts and tools that will allow everyone to repair certain models of iPhone and Mac computers.
Consumer associations have been lobbying Apple for years to have more extensive access to repair instructions and original parts.
From 2019, free repair shops will be able to purchase its parts, equipment and manuals. In addition to the 5,000 officially approved repairers, the American tech giant now supplies 2,800 independent workshops.
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With this new scheme, the public will be able to purchase parts themselves and repair their phones or computers following the instructions in the manual.
Screens, batteries, cameras
Apple said it will initially offer its online store with more than 200 components and devices aimed at fixing the most common problems with displays, batteries and cameras on the iPhone 12 and 13 models.
It will then offer parts for Mac computers using Apple’s M1 chip and parts for routine maintenance.
Customers can enjoy the same prices on parts and tools as free repair shops, and can return their used parts to Apple after making a repair for a rebate.
Apple plans to launch the program in the United States in early 2022 and expand it to other countries later this year.
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