October 3, 2022

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Apple launched a self-service repair

Apple launched a self-service repair

Last year, Apple announced that it would open its doors to customers to repair their iPhones themselves. This is through a program called “Self-Service Reform,” which should have been planned to start operating in 2022.

Fight against Apple

This news came after a long battle against independent repairers who offered iPhone repairs with parts not made by Apple.

According to what I mentioned, the company has taken strict measures in this matter for reasons of safety and quality related to spare parts from third parties. today’s work.

The Right to Repair grew into a full-fledged movement, with many actors, reformers and authorities, who fought against Apple.

This is how it works

Apple now announces the opening of the repair program. Thus, individuals can order replacement parts, tools, and original manuals for repair directly from Apple.

If the replaced parts are returned, customers will receive a discount on their next purchase, he writes Mcworld Sweden.

Initially, only parts of the iPhone 12, iPhone 13 and the third generation iPhone SE are offered. This happens from separate Online Storewhich to date consists of 200 different parts and tools.

You don’t save much

In terms of price, it doesn’t sound cheaper to fix the iPhone yourself than letting an authorized Apple repairer do it, writes the edge.

The iPhone 12 and 13 battery pack costs $69, which is just over 600 kroner. It is the same as the cost of replacing the battery via official channels.

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If you’re short on gadgets, Apple will rent a kit for $49, which is just over 400 kroner — so it might actually cost you more yourself. The rental period is one week.

In the press release, Apple emphasized that self-repairs are aimed only at “customers with experience in the complexity of repairing electronic devices.” This may explain why Apple isn’t pricing parts at a lower price, according to The Verge.

Norway have to wait

Primarily, only Americans can take advantage of the offer. However, the program will be expanded to Europe in subsequent years, Apple says in one press release. Norway’s place on the waiting list is uncertain.

In the end, it will be possible to order spare parts for Mac computers with special Apple chips (M-Series).