More Details About Apple’s Repair Program
Last week, Apple announced that they would launch a program that would allow anyone to repair their iPhone by ordering a repair kit with Apple’s own tools and spare parts. However, it was unclear whether Apple would run its own store and sell its own tools, but that does not seem to be the case. MacRumors has obtained an internal memo that gives a little more details about the program. Among other things, repair manuals will be available from the Apple Support website, which means that users will go from there to then be able to buy parts.
According to MacRumors, the store itself will be run by an “unspecified third party”, which sounds reasonable as this would mean that Apple then uses the same type of setup as with Apple authorized workshops.
The program will be available next year in the US, initially it will be possible to order parts for iPhone 12 and 13 as well as Mac computers with M1 chip. Several countries will have access to the parts in 2022.