Apple Expands the Independent Repair Provider Program
As you probably know already, repairing an iPhone is only recommended as long as you go to an Apple Store, as otherwise, there’s a chance your device could end up using non-genuine parts that may cause it to malfunction.
Apple has a dedicated program called Independent Repair Provider that gives providers access to genuine parts, tools, repair manuals, and diagnostics for out of warranty repairs, essentially making it possible for customers to fix their iPhones at other shops too.
Until recently, however, the available of the program has been fairly limited, but in an announcement this week, Apple says it’s bringing it to more than 200 countries, thus making it available in almost every country where Apple products are sold.
“There is no cost to join Apple’s Independent Repair Provider program. To qualify, repair providers need to commit to have an Apple-certified technician to perform the repairs. The process for certification is simple and free of charge. Qualif… (read more)