Apple's self service program will let you repair iPhones and Macs yourself | Engadget

The company is launching a Self Service Repair program that will let you repair products yourself using official Apple parts and tools. Apple will ask customers to review a repair manual and then order relevant parts through a Self Service Repair Online Store. Will the part pricing be competitive enough to make Self Service Repair a viable alternative to professional help? The DIY repair shop still had reservations about display swaps requiring Apple part provisioning, but it was so far happy with the move. That's an issue for recyclers, refurbishers, and anyone else accustomed to harvesting parts to perform repairs.Apple leads the electronics industry. They pioneered glued-in batteries and proprietary screws, and now they are taking the first steps on a path back to long-lasting, repairable products. The "vast majority" of people were still better off getting service from professionals, whether at Apple stores or authorized providers.
Apple just became much friendlier to do-it-yourself repairs. The company is launching a Self Service Repair program that will let you repair products yourself using official Apple parts and tools. Th… [+1355 chars]