Apple Launches Self Service Repair Program In Some European Countries
Apple has today launched its Self Service Repair program in eight European countries, giving people the chance to fix their own devices using official Apple parts and Apple-certified tools.
The announcement means that customers in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the UK can now hire Apple tools and buy parts to repair the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models as well as Mac notebooks that have Apple silicon inside.
The Self Service Repair Store provides access to more than 200 individual parts and tools, as well as repair manuals. The program enables customers who are experienced with the complexities of repairing electronic devices the opportunity to complete their own repairs, using the same manuals, parts, and tools as Apple Store locations and Apple Authorized Service Providers.
Customers can hire tool kits for $49 for the week, while repair manuals are now available online for free. Those who would still prefer to have a professional carry out the work can instead choose to go to an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider just as was the case before.
While the iPhone 14 lineup isn’t part of this repair program just yet, that will no doubt change in due course.
However, iPads and Apple Watches are not included at all so you’ll still need to seek help should one of those need attention.