Apple’s Self Service Repair officially launched in the US
Last year Apple announced its Self Service Repair program which brings over 200 genuine Apple parts and repair tools for iPhone 12 and 13 series as well as the more recent iPhone SE 2022. The program is now launched in the US so users there can easily order and DIY repair their devices from the comfort of their homes.
iPhone owners can select and order parts off the Apple Self Service Repair Store and can also mail in their old parts for store credit. There’s even an option to rent out repair tools for $49 per week so you don’t have to buy special gear for fixing your phone.
The Self Service Repair shop has displays, batteries, speakers, camera modules, SIM trays and Taptic engines as well as a bunch of miscellaneous spare parts like bolts and screws. Prices vary across the range with an iPhone 13 display bundle (includes the display, screw kit, adhesive and security screws) going for $269.95 while a spare battery bundle is going for $70.99. Mailing in your old display nets you $33.60 in store credit while an old battery gets you $24.15.
Apple does note that Self Service Repair is “intended for individuals who are experienced with the complexities of repairing electronic devices”. Apple also explicitly states that repairing your phone with parts from the Self Service Repair program will not void your warranty though any hardware damage that occurs during the repair process will not be covered.
Some repairs like display swaps will require System Configuration software to complete the repair process. Users will need to contact the Self Service Repair Store support via online chat or by phone to initiate System Configuration software in order to complete the repair procedure.
Apple says its Self Repair program will eventually cover its Apple-silicon Macs and expand to additional regions with Europe being mentioned specifically for later this year.