Apple has expanded its Independent Repair Provider Program to include Macs for the first time, with Reuters confirming the move with Apple.
The program as first launched last year and it allowed people with iPhones to have them repaired, out of warranty, but non-official repair shops. In turn, those shops were given access to official Apple parts and training, allowing them to offer an improved standard of service and use the same Apple parts as Apple itself would.
Until now, that program has only applied to iPhones but that’s changing. Macs are now included, increasing the availability o local Mac repairs for those who need them.
“When a device needs repairs, we want people to have access to a safe and reliable solution — this latest expansion joins the thousands of repair locations we’ve added over the past year,” Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer, said in a statement. “We’re looking forward to bringing that convenient and trustworthy repair experience to our Mac users.”
Apple’s Independent Repair Provider Program runs in the United States and Canada, with 32 countries in Europe also on board.
Anyone who now needs repair work, outside of warranty, can have it done at a normal repair shop and be sure that they’re getting the correct, certified parts. So long as that repair shop is part of this expanded program, of course.
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