A few days ago we were talking about sensor for iPhone 13 facial recognition housed in the notch that houses the TrueDepth front camera. A microcontroller the size of a grain of rice responsible for the facial recognition to stop working when a Third Party repair service -that is, not official or endorsed by Apple- performs a screen change on iPhone 13.
The news was that Apple was going to solve this soon with an upcoming software update, so Face ID will continue to work even without changing the chip to the new screen, thus making it possible that you do not have to go to a specialized Apple center to repair your mobile. . And it is that since always, those of Cupertino have tightly controlled access to their official tools, always through their centers, stores and specialized services.
But that’s something that changed a couple of years ago, when Apple announced in 2019 a new repair program that gives customers more options for the most common out-of-warranty iPhone repairs. Apple will provide more independent repair companies, large or small, with the same authentic and original parts, tools, training, repair manuals and diagnostics as its Apple Authorized Service Providers (AASP), which gives users an alternative to taking the device to the App Stores.
Provider in Europe
After being activated in August 2019 in the United States, the program arrived a year later in Europe and Canada in the summer of 2020. And from April until the end of 2021, Apple Repair Provider will expand to even more countries, reaching 200 worldwide, practically anywhere and in any area where Apple devices are officially sold.
The best thing for those who dedicate themselves to the repair of mobile devices is that you will not have to pay anything to participate in Apple’s Independent Repair Program. To be eligible to join, “companies must have an Apple-certified technician who can perform repairs,” and the certification process is “simple and free.”
Repair your iPhone in your own home
Further expanding those Repairability options – the unfinished business of many manufacturers and brands today – Apple this week announced more ease of access with a surprising offer: Give you the option not to take it to any Third Party repair center, but to do it. yourself and at home if you want.
Apple has announced self-service repairs, which will allow customers who are able to do their own repairs access to the same parts and tools that Apple uses. For the first time in the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 ranges, soon to be followed by Mac computers with M1 chips, self-service repairs will be available at the beginning of next year in the United States, and throughout 2022 it will be expanded to other countries.
The first phase of the program will focus on the most frequently repaired iPhone modules, such as the screen, battery, and camera. Later in the year other repairs may be made.
In order for a customer to be able to carry out a repair safely, it is important that they first read the corresponding repair manual. You can then order parts and tools from Apple through a dedicated online store for self-service repairs. After repair, customers who return old parts for recycling will receive a discount for your next purchase. The new store will include more than 200 parts and tools, so customers can perform the most common repairs on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13.
Self-service repairs “They are intended for people with the technical knowledge and experience necessary to repair electronic devices. For the vast majority of customers, using a professional repair service provider with qualified technicians using Apple parts is the safest and most reliable way to repair their products. “