It will become easier and easier to repair your iPhone without going to an Apple Store
Apple opens the door for third parties to repair their devices and have replacement materials from the company.
Apple’s exclusivity may be a drag on the company’s future and there are some changes in the perspective that has been maintained until recently. If we already know the debate that has existed regarding the issue of iPhone chargers, now we are working on what third parties can repair brand devices.
Approaching an Apple Store can be a major nuisance, especially in these times of pandemic, and you don’t always have one near or in the same city. But this will not be necessary anytime soon as the Independent Repair Provider Program de Apple.
According to information published in The Verge, the advance will occur in “almost every country where Apple products are sold”; this is, about 200 countries around the globe, among which is even China.
At the moment, there are about 5,000 establishments where to repair iPhone worldwide, but the number will grow significantly. Although it will be necessary to comply a series of requirements to adhere to this program and work with Apple.
Among the requirements will be that there is a technician certified by Apple and that the company can inspect the repair shops to ensure that the contract is fulfilled. Otherwise there may be a financial penalty.
In these workshops They will be able to buy replacement materials at an affordable price, although not all. Batteries, screens, keyboards and other elements may be repaired or replaced, although if the fault is rare, it will be necessary to continue approaching the Apple Store.
Perhaps behind this movement you can also see the intention of prevent non-Apple materials from being used in uncontrolled workshops to repair iPhones, as can happen with some batteries. In any case, surely this opening serves to make life easier for users.