Apple has now made its Self Service Repair program available after announcing it previously. The program is only available in the United States right now, but Europeans can expect it to come to their neck of the woods “later this year,” Apple says.
The idea of the Self Service Repair Program is to allow people to repair their iPhones at home using genuine rather than have to take them to an Apple Store or make other arrangements — often with non-genuine parts.
Right now only iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 parts will be available, although the latest iPhone SE and Apple silicon Macs will also be part of the program eventually.
The new online store offers more than 200 individual parts and tools, enabling customers who are experienced with the complexities of repairing electronic devices to complete repairs on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lineups and iPhone SE (3rd generation), such as the display, battery, and camera. Later this year the program will also include manuals, parts, and tools to perform repairs on Mac computers with Apple silicon.
Apple will also offer tool rental kits that people can use to repair their devices, with the company saying that it will handle shipping free of charge.
Anyone who wants to take advantage of the new Self Service Repair program can do so by heading to Apple’s website to get the ball rolling. Apple will also provide instructions on how to complete the repairs, although it remains to be seen how easy everything will actually be.