Apple starts iPhone – Hi-tech repair program in the US

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Apple initiated the iPhone self-repair program, known as Self Service Repair, in the United States. The novelty is that, at the same time, shops are also opening in the US to provide customers with manuals and spare parts, which can be ordered locally instead of online. About 200 components for iPhone 12, iPhone 13 and iPhone Se 3 can be purchased at the Stores, which, as a note from Apple points out, “experienced customers will be able to use to repair iPhones”. Prices range from 19 cents for tiny screws and go up to $ 309 for an iPhone 13 Pro Max screen. In the future the program will be expanded to other products, such as Macs. If the prices for the hardware to be replaced are not much lower than what an Apple Store requires to fix an iPhone out of warranty, the benefit can come by returning the broken pieces to the company.

In this way you get a credit ranging from $ 24.15 for the battery to $ 33.60 for the display, to be applied to the final price. Those who do not have the tools at home to disassemble the sections of the iPhone to be repaired can rent an Apple kit for $ 49, to be returned to the company within a week, with a paid shipment.

Self-service repair is part of Apple’s efforts to further expand access to repairs and help extend the life cycle of its products while pursuing hi-tech waste reduction goals. As the company points out, in the past three years, Apple has nearly doubled the number of service centers with access to genuine parts, tools, and training in the United States, including over 3,000 independent facilities, over 5,000 licensed suppliers, and more than 100,000 technicians.

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