Apple has introduced a Self Service Repair programme for those who are comfortable mending their own Apple gadgets, which is an unexpected development.
Individuals can acquire dedicated components and tools necessary to repair or replace an existing component through the Self Service Repair program's online store.
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 devices are presently eligible for the repair programme. Apple will soon expand the programme to include Mac machines with M1 processors.
The repair programme will go live in the United States in early 2022, with more nations following throughout the year.
According to Apple, the program's initial phase would focus on the most frequently repaired components. The iPhone's display, battery, and camera are among them. Additional repair parts and tools will be available later next year.
Self Service Repair is also meant for "individual technicians with the knowledge and experience to repair electronic devices," according to the business. It advises other customers to seek professional help from qualified technicians using original Apple components for "the safest and most reliable way to get a repair."
Apple launched a service in 2019 that allows independent repair businesses to purchase its components, tools, and instructions. In addition to the 5,000 directly licenced service providers, Apple said there are now 2,800 independent businesses in its programme.