Apple announces DIY repairs for iPhones and Macs
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Apple announces DIY repairs for iPhones and Macs

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Speaker 1: Hell has frozen over pigs can now fly. And apple is finally letting you repair your own iPhone. One of those statements is actually true, and we're gonna talk about which one right now, Speaker 1: Apple is not a program called self-service repair. That is what it sounds like DIY repair capabilities. So if you break your iPhone screen, [00:00:30] you can fix it yourself. You can repair your own Mac. You don't have to send it to apple and pay hundreds for a new part or find an authorize repair center near you. You just do it yourself. And it is a break in character for apple to be sure their devices have gotten harder and harder to repair over time. But this seems like a nice positive step in the right direction, more than likely. This is apple getting out in front of right to repair [00:01:00] laws, which are being asked in more and more states. The federal government is taking a look at these laws. So apple is launching their own program. They wanna look like the good guys. They want to have the repair manuals and sell you tools. Speaker 1: So you can do it yourself. The selling of the tools and the parts is where I still have questions, cuz apple hasn't really specified prices yet. They've just said that they're going to sell the tools and the parts you need for the same prices that they give [00:01:30] to authorized repair places. But if you are buying a tool for a one time use, I'm not sure if that's going to be worth the cost versus a repair place that is going to look at it as an investment and use that tool all the time. Still. I'm not gonna complain about this nice positive step until we actually see those prices, but I'm still gonna be a little skeptical. The program is going to start next year. Apple's going to roll out more than 200 parts and pieces so that you [00:02:00] can repair the iPhone 12, which came out last year and the iPhone 13, which came out in September after iPhones. Speaker 1: The next step for apple will be rolling out what you need to repair max, specifically those with Apple's proprietary, M one chip with each of these apple will publish manuals that you can look up when you need to solve a you'll be able to read through the steps and then you can order either the tools or the replacement parts. [00:02:30] If you need, just to recalibrate a part, you have supposedly apple will also provide the tool necessary to do that specifically. They'll be targeting common problems from the iPhone 12, the iPhone 13, the map that fall outside of Apple's warranty. Because if it glitches in a way that's still covered by the warranty, you don't have to spend the effort. Apple will do that for you for free. Still another cool thing is after you replace a broken part on your iPhone, you'll be able [00:03:00] to send your old part back to apple and the company will give you credit, not quite clear what credit actually means, maybe a gold sticker or something shiny probably cents on the dollar for what you paid for that part in the first place. Speaker 1: But it's at the very least nice of apple to take that into consideration and give you incentive to recycle your old part. Plus they added this on probably, especially for me [00:03:30] that if you start repairing the device yourself and find you can't finish or you're in over your head, you can still take it to an apple technician who will finish the job for you, probably with lots of dirty looks and maybe with an increased premium, but you're not outta luck. It's also good to note that none of these repairs will violate your existing warranty and apple will supposedly supply both the parts, the instructions [00:04:00] for devices through the amount of time. It normally supplies authorized repair dealers, meaning seven years from the time the device is released. So all of this is obviously good news. If you're tech savvy yourself and want to get in there and repair your iPhone without fear of eyeing your warranty or breaking something worse, but it could also open the door for more third party repair shops or ambitious folks around the office [00:04:30] who want to volunteer to be the one who repairs everybody else's iPhone regardless. Speaker 1: It's nice that at the very least you will have options and it looks like those repair manuals will be available for free. So at the very least you can learn more about how the iPhone and the Mac works. And if the parts and the tools aren't that expensive, it could genuinely be a pro consumer move. So I'm excited that apple is doing this. I'm skeptical that they're still [00:05:00] gonna find a way to try large the whole bunch for it. But at the very least, they're inviting people to participate more in the owning of their own devices, which feels like a good step. And I'm also maybe looking forward to trying some of this out myself and seeing if I can become that much more savvy with the tech I use every, how do you feel about these changes in the self-service repair program? Are you gonna be the one to try repairing your own iPhone [00:05:30] 13 comment below to let me know and thank you for watching. Please hit that thumbs up button. If you enjoy the video and subscribe to S's YouTube channel for more.

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