Apple makes it easier and cheaper to repair your iPhone- All details | Tech News

Apple makes it easier and cheaper to repair your iPhone- All details

Apple is expanding its Self Service Repair program to include genuine used parts, potentially reducing iPhone repair costs.

| Updated on: Apr 12 2024, 15:00 IST
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Apple says this initiative will enable users to carry out repairs of their iPhones with the help of used genuine parts. (Apple)

After introducing Self Service Repair for iPhones a few years ago, Apple has now announced support for used genuine parts. Up until a few years ago, getting an iPhone repaired proved to be a headache, especially for those who did not live near an Apple repair centre. Unlike other companies, the iPhone maker did not allow self-repair, with only Apple experts authorised to do it. That changed in 2022 when it announced its Self Service Repair program, enabling iPhone users to carry out repairs on their devices using Apple-supplied parts and repair kits. The program seems to have now been expanded to include genuine used parts.

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Apple extends support for used genuine parts

The iPhone maker says this initiative will enable users to carry out repairs of their iPhones with the help of used genuine parts. This could potentially take down the cost of repairs. To ensure the privacy, security, and safety of the users as well as the device, a process called ‘Pairing' will take place after the used part is installed. It will confirm whether the installed part is genuine and gather information about it. 

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Thus, users will no longer have to provide the serial number of their iPhone when ordering parts from Apple's Self Repair Service store. This will be valid on repairs not related to the logic board.

Announcing this move, John Ternus, Apple's senior vice president of Hardware Engineering said, “For the last two years, teams across Apple have been innovating on product design and manufacturing to support repairs with used Apple parts that won't compromise users' safety, security, or privacy. With this latest expansion to our repair program, we're excited to be adding even more choice and convenience for our customers, while helping to extend the life of our products and their parts.”

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The program will include select iPhones and will begin this Fall, Apple has announced. Along with this, Apple is also extending its Activation Lock feature to iPhone parts in order to deter stolen iPhones from being disassembled for parts.

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First Published Date: 12 Apr, 14:59 IST