Apple Says Some iPhone 12 Hardware Issues Won’t Need A Whole Device Replacement Anymore
Apple has reportedly told its Authorized Service Providers that some iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini hardware failures will no longer require that the whole device be swapped out.
According to MacRumors, which got its hands on an internal Apple memo, the new changes come into play from February 23.
In an internal memo, obtained by MacRumors, Apple said technicians will be able to offer same-unit repairs starting February 23 for iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 models that are unable to be powered on or are experiencing issues with the logic board, Face ID system, or the enclosure of the device, such as cracked rear glass.
The report goes on to say that technicians will have a new ‘iPhone Rear System’ part available to them that will allow the back of an iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini to be replaced without the need for the device itself to be swapped out.
The system will include all required components “except the display and rear camera, including the battery, logic board, wireless charging coil, Taptic Engine, Face ID system, and so forth.”
Apple told technicians that the new method of repair is to continue the company’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint along with that of every product it produces and sells.