iPhone Repair

iFixit Teardown: Apple’s iPhone Self Service Repair Tools [VIDEO]

Apple announced a Self Service Repair program for its products back in November 2021. The program launched in April, but it is currently only available in the U.S. and supports the iPhone 12, 13, and SE 3. Customers in the U.S. can now get replacement parts directly from Apple (upon providing a serial number or...

iPhone X Face ID Repairs Now Possible Without Device Replacement

Citing an internal Apple memo, MacRumors is reporting that Apple is finally offering iPhone X customers Face ID system repairs without requiring them to replace their entire devices. Previously, Apple’s repair program that allows customers to get their Face ID system repaired without replacing the entire device only included iPhone XS and later. But now,...

Apple Will No Longer Repair iPhones Reported as Stolen or Missing

Citing an internal Apple memo, a report by MacRumors is claiming that Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers will now decline customers any repairs on iPhones that have been reported as missing. The report notes that once a customer brings in an iPhone for repair, Apple technicians will check the GSMA Device Registry to see...

Apple to Introduce Warning on iPhones with Aftermarket Cameras

According to a report by MacRumors, Apple will introduce a new warning notification in the upcoming iOS 14.4 update, that will show up on iPhones that have had their camera repaired or replaced with non-genuine, aftermarket components. The warning message will read, "Unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine Apple camera,” similar to how it...

Apple Tells Congress Trying to Repair Your iPhone Can Hurt You

Continuing to deny accusations that Apple makes it hard for people to repair their iPhones and protect a virtual repair monopoly, the company’s VP of Corporate Law Kyle Andeer has now told the Congress that iPhones are too dangerous for an average person to repair without special training (via Vice). In its testimony, Apple argued that...

iPhones with Aftermarket Batteries are Now Eligible for Repairs by Apple

Citing an internal Apple document obtained through “reliable sources", French site iGeneration (via MacRumors) is reporting that Apple has officially allowed repairs of iPhones with aftermarket batteries installed by third-party repair shops at the Genius Bar and Apple Authorized Service Providers (AASPs). Previously, Apple had instructed the Genius Bar and AASPs to deny service of any kind...