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Apple Announce Self Service Repair Option For Those Who Know What They're Doing

Apple has announced it will release a Self Service Repair option for future models of iPhones, to allow customers who are “comfortable” with carrying out their own care on their phones.

The service will be available early next year, the tech company said in a statement, but will only be useful on iPhones 12 and 13. The service will also be extended for Mac computers soon after.

Customers will first have to review the ‘Repair Manual’, and can then place an order for genuine Apple parts and tools using the Apple Self Service Repair Online Store.

The used parts can then be returned for recycling and customers will receive a credit for their purchase.

More than 200 parts and tools will be available on the online store.

"Creating greater access to Apple genuine parts gives our customers even more choice if a repair is needed,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer.

“In the past three years, Apple has nearly doubled the number of service locations with access to Apple genuine parts, tools, and training, and now we’re providing an option for those who wish to complete their own repairs."

Apple warns the service is intended to help those who have the knowledge and experience to repair electronic devices, and said the “vast majority of customers” will still need to use certified technicians.