Poll: Are you planning to do your own iPhone repairs now?

Apple made a big announcement on Wednesday in which the company revealed that, for the first time, it will offer iPhone spare parts to users interested in DIY repairs. The “Self Service Repair” program will first be launched in the United States in early 2022, but 9to5Mac wants to know if you are now planning to do your own iPhone repairs with this upcoming change.

Apple has never been friendly when it comes to third-party repairs. Devices like the iPhone, iPad, and even the Mac have most of the parts soldered to the motherboard, and they also use special screws and adhesives that make the repair process difficult for anyone who isn’t a technician. certified.

The company has always discouraged “unauthorized” repairs by restricting certain functionality on devices with replaced parts. In September, independent repair shops reported that Face ID had stopped working on iPhone 13 models that had their screens replaced – but luckily the company is rolling back those restrictions as well.

In recent years, not only repair shops but also users have demanded what they call the ‘right to repair’, which has even resulted in invoices that have tried to force tech companies to facilitate DIY repairs. . For Apple users, this will no longer be a problem.

Apple says the initial phase of the program will give customers access to genuine Apple parts and tools for the most frequently serviced modules, such as the iPhone screen, battery, and camera. The company said “additional repairs will be available later next year.”

Details of the program, such as parts prices, are not known, but the company has also said it will expand it to more devices and countries in 2022.

Now, with that possibility, would you consider repairing your own iPhone at home using genuine Apple parts? Or do you still prefer to take it to an Apple Store or authorized repair center? Let us know in the poll and comments section below.

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