Apple finally gives in to the Right to Repair movement, announcing their Self Service Repair program. Users will get the parts, tools, and manuals necessary.
For a long time, Apple has been refusing to release the Right to Repair. So far, only Apple could service your iPhone or Mac.
Last week, the tech giant released a press release describing their plans.
Apple announced they’ll release all parts, tools, and manuals needed for repair, starting with iPhones 12 and 13. In 2022, they will also release it for computers with M1 chips.
The first items they plan to release the Right to Repair for will be the battery, camera, and display.
“Creating greater access to Apple genuine parts gives our customers even more choice if a repair is needed 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.”
Jeff Williams, Apple COO
This could have a big impact on the environment, as repair is an environmental act. If you can fix it, your device will last longer, and there's no need to replace it with a new one. This saves resources and your money.
Their policy change probably came because of the Right to Repair legislation that’s been proposed in the US congress and 27 states.
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