On November 17, Apple announced the Self Service Repair program, which allows everyone to buy original tools and parts for do-it-yourself repairs at home.
Self Service Repair launches in early 2022 in the U.S. The first owners of iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 will be able to use it.
Next on the market will be parts to repair Macs with M1 chips including the MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and 24-inch iMac.
Tools and parts will be sold online, with about 200 items in total available. The first phase will be screens, cameras and batteries, and then other parts.
Apple will also provide detailed instructions on how to repair at home.
The program is designed exclusively for people who already have experience repairing electronic devices. If the user has not damaged the device in the repair process, the warranty will not be voided.
Creating greater access to Apple genuine parts gives our customers even more choice if a repair is needed. In the past three years, Apple has nearly doubled the number of service locations with access to Apple genuine parts, tools, and training, and now we’re providing an option for those who wish to complete their own repairs.
Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer
You can learn more about this news on the official Apple website: https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2021/11/apple-announces-self-service-repair/