Last week, Apple announced a self-repair program that will allow Apple customers access to the parts and tools needed to repair iPhone 12 and 13. The company intends to deploy it in the US in early 2022, and more details about the program have now surfaced online.
MacRumors has obtained access to an internal Apple memo informing that the necessary documentation and manuals for repairing smartphones will be posted on the company’s support website. In addition, the note says the Californian tech giant will team up with an unnamed third party that will operate an online iPhone parts store. It should be noted that this is not surprising, since in this way the company supplies the necessary equipment and parts to authorized service centers.
At the time of launch, the self-repair program will allow users to carry out a number of simple manipulations, such as replacing the screen, camera and battery. In the future, Apple promises to expand the program to include Mac computers with M1 chips and expand iPhone repair capabilities, and later open access to it in other regions.