Apple will allow independent repair shops to buy genuine iPhone parts

Apple will expand the list of companies allowed to buy original iPhone parts for repair. Previously

independent repair shops were required to become an “authorized service provider” and pay a portion of their revenue to Apple for participating in the program.

What will change

The majority of service providers received the right to purchasecenters in the USA, in the future the new rules will apply to other countries. To get started, the technician will need to take a free training course from Apple. He will then be able to purchase parts, tools and diagnostics at the same price as “authorized service providers.” The funds will be provided only for the most common iPhone breakdowns - that is, it will be possible to replace the battery or cracked screen. However, the use of third-party parts in particularly severe cases is not prohibited.


There’s definitely nothing about the pricing policy of the new program.unknown. Previously, the editors of iFixit came across documents where prices range from quite reasonable (from $16 to $33 per battery) to unreasonably high (a screen that costs more than a repair at an Apple store). In addition, all purchased parts will be accompanied by a quality guarantee, which will further increase their value.