Apple Embraces “Right-to-Repair” but Restricts the New Policy to Certain Repairs

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By Filomena Iovino | 4Q 2021 | IN-6363

 

Self Service Repair Will be Launched Next Year in the U.S and Adopted in Other Countries Successively

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On November 17th, Apple unveiled Self Service Repair, which would provide its authentic parts and equipment to consumers who are comfortable doing their own repairs. Self Service Repair will be available in the U.S early next year for the iPhone 12 and 13 lines and will shortly be followed by Mac computers with M1 CPUs. It will also be accessible in other countries during 2022.

The program's first phase will focus on the most frequently repaired components, such as the iPhone display, battery, and camera. Furthermore, additional repair for other components will be available later next year. Individual experts having the skills and competences to repair electronic equipment should use Self-Service Repair, even if the company is still not clear what this will allow and entail. In this case, repair is just a replacement of components, and could represent a risk of damage to Apple devices. The company also suggests that visiting a professional repair provider with licensed technicians who utilize genuine Apple comp…

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