Repairs

Samsung and iFixit Launch Self-Repair Program for Galaxy Devices

Samsung on Tuesday announced the launch of a self-repair program for Galaxy devices, in partnership with repair experts iFixit. The move comes as a response to Apple's Self Service Repair program, which launched back in April. At launch, owners of the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21 series, as well as the Galaxy Tab S7+, are eligible...

New Samsung Feature Protects User Data During Phone Repairs

Samsung is launching a new data privacy feature called 'Repair Mode' to protect user data on its Galaxy devices when they are being accessed by a third party, such as during repairs — reports SamMobile. Repair Mode is designed to directly tackle concerns of data theft when users send their devices to a third-party service...

Apple Third-Party Repair Shop Program Now Includes Macs

On Monday, according to Reuters, Apple announced it would expand its repair program in order to include specific parts and training to independent repair shops to fix Mac computers in the United States. While the program was officially launched last year, it only included iPhone repair until now. The expansion means that users no longer have...

iFixit Confirms Macs with T2 Chip Can Still be Repaired by Owners

Yesterday, The Sun reported that anyone repairing a Mac that is equipped with Apple's custom T2 chip would render the device inoperative. The report noted that a repair could only be conducted with Apple's special diagnostic software called the "Apple Service Toolkit 2 (AST 2) System Configuration Suite". While Apple has yet to make any...

Apple Smart Keyboard Repairs Get New 3-Year Policy

Due to the numerous technical issues the accessory is having, Apple has reportedly offered a free, three-year 'service policy' for both the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro Smart Keyboards. According to an internal memo distributed to Apple Stores and Authorized Service Providers last week, Apple has come to the conclusion that "some" Smart Keyboards are experiencing...

New Photos Show Apple’s iPhone Repair and Calibration Machine

An image of the special machine Apple uses to conduct back-of-store iPhone repairs surfaced online today. The photo shows a few more features than previous leaks, including an up-close look at screen calibration controls. The picture was sent to Motherboard after reporter Jason Koebler put a bounty out for information regarding Apple's "iPhone Calibration Machine."...