Apple last week announced a new self-service repair program that will give customers access to the parts and documentation needed to complete the usual repairs of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 at home. Apple plans to introduce the program in the United States in early 2022, and before that launch, additional details of the program have now emerged.
While Apple’s announcement of last week’s self-service repair program was sparse in detail, an internal letter that came up MacRumors offers a few little things that were not previously known.
Not surprisingly, the letter confirms that Apple will make available documentation and repair manuals on the Apple Support website. Apple is currently storing troubleshooting details here, so it makes sense to put repair documentation as well.
Second, and perhaps even more interesting, the letter suggests that Apple will team up with an unspecified third party to manage the online parts store. This is similar to what Apple is doing for existing Apple Authorized Repairers who order parts and tools, so Apple appears to be planning to expand this system to support individuals who want to purchase parts and tools for the iPhone.
At launch, the Self Service Repair program will allow users to complete the usual repairs of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 on their own. This will include things like battery replacement, camera replacement, and screen replacement. Apple promises to expand the program to M1 Macs in the future as well as additional iPhone repairs.
The Self Service Repair program will first be launched in the United States in early 2022, and Apple plans to expand it to additional countries by the end of the year. You can find out more in our complete self-service repair program coverage right here. Are you planning to do iPhone repairs yourself? Let us know in the comments!
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