Apple will allow customers to self-repair iPhones, Macs

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The shift reflects a strengthening ‘right to repair’ movement

Starting early next year, Apple will let some iPhone users fix their own phones, marking a significant shift for the company which has long shied away from the idea.

Apple said Self Service Repair will first be available for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lineups and will later be followed by Mac computers featuring M1 chips.

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

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