Apple official service that allows you to repair iPhone and MacBook by yourself is updated and ``contact Apple after repair'' is unnecessary

The contents of 'Self Service Repair', which allows you to repair Apple devices yourself, was updated on June 20, 2023. In this update, repairable devices have been added, and 'contacting Apple after repair completion' is no longer required, so you can complete the repair yourself.

Apple expands Self Service Repair and updates System Configuration process - Apple

'Self Service Repair' is a repair program launched by Apple in April 2022 that allows users to repair their devices by purchasing repair parts and receiving repair manuals from Apple. At the beginning of the service in April 2022, repairable devices were limited to 'iPhone 12 series', 'iPhone 13 series' and 'iPhone SE (3rd generation)', but in August 2022, 'MacBook with M1 Air' and 'MacBook Pro with M1' were added to the repairable devices , and the number of products that could be repaired by oneself was increasing.

Apple launches ``self-repair program'' for iPhone 13, iPhone 12, and iPhone SE - GIGAZINE

Newly, Apple has announced that it will add the `` iPhone 14 series '', `` MacBook Air with M2 '', and `` MacBook Pro with M2 '' to repairable devices. In addition, it has also been announced that users will be able to perform the essential 'System Configuration' after repairs are completed.

'System Configuration' is an operation to perform 'authentication of genuine Apple products', 'update firmware', 'security authentication of Touch ID and Face ID', etc. after repair is completed. I had to get it. With this change, you can now run 'System Configuration' yourself, so users can start using the repaired device without contacting Apple.

At the time of writing the article, ``Self Service Repair'' is available in the United States, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, but Japan is not covered by the service. Also, Apple has not disclosed when the service will expand to other regions.

In recent years, there has been an active movement to establish ``repair rights'' to repair devices by themselves, and major hardware manufacturers other than Apple have also started providing repair parts for users. For example, Google has partnered with iFixit to start selling repair parts for the Pixel series in 2022. Microsoft also sells repair parts for the Surface series from June 2023 on its official online store.

Microsoft starts selling repair parts such as displays and 5G antennas for Surface - GIGAZINE

On the other hand, in the automotive industry, there is concern that ``enabling access to the system to allow repairs by users will cause serious life-threatening problems'', and balancing the right to repair and ensuring safety is an issue. It is

Automobile regulators warn manufacturers to ``do not follow the law on the right to repair'', which may pose serious safety concerns-GIGAZINE

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