Apple is expected to give its users the opportunity to repair their smartphones and some computers themselves, in an unexpected concession from the giant technology company whose hardware and software system is very closed.
And “Apple” explained in a statement that the online store, which it called “Self Service Repair” (“self-service repair”), will allow the purchase of more than 200 parts and useful tools to repair the most common faults and problems in the latest versions of “iPhone” (12 and 13), such as batteries. or screens.
Apple used to limit the repair of its devices to its technicians in its stores and some authorized dealers, but the waiting periods for repairs are long and prices are generally high.
Apple is constantly criticized for this aspect and for the intentional and planned obsolescence of its devices.
The new service will be launched in the United States in early 2022, before it will be extended to other countries during the year, and will soon include, in addition to smartphones, computers equipped with the M1 chip manufactured by Apple itself