If you are an Apple customer, Apple Inc says it will let them repair their own phones. The company says it is going to allow its users access to Apple genuine parts and tools by making repair guides available to them.
“Available first for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lineups, and soon to be followed by Mac computers featuring M1 chips, Self Service Repair will be available early next year in the US and expand to additional countries throughout 2022,” it said in a press release.
“Creating greater access to Apple genuine parts gives our customers even more choice if a repair is needed,” Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer, said in a press release.
“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.”
What are users saying?
I am pleased to see apple making progress for repair, I am also saddened by the fact that they have not been embracing this path in standards and other public work where they are actively against public access to parts and information @RepairCoalition
— Mark Schaffer (@knowsgreen) November 17, 2021
Even if Apple backs off, they retain the power to kill off your #righttorepair at any moment. Consumers should not be at the mercy of any "Benevolent Dictatorship" so we need the force of law as consistent consumer protection. https://t.co/NXGlJmeEAV
— Right to Repair (@RepairCoalition) November 14, 2021