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Apple announces Self Service Repair
Posted by: space-time
Date: November 17, 2021 08:36AM
[www.apple.com]
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Re: Apple announces Self Service Repair
Posted by: mikebw
Date: November 17, 2021 08:52AM
Interesting.

At first I thought this is an early April Fools Joke, but then the joke is actually on us since there is nearly nothing that can be serviced on the latest stuff, and then the punchline is so many people are not even comfortable running a software update, who the heck is going to crack open their $1000 phone at home?

Then, I realize this is really a boon to independent service providers and repair centers, or is it because now anyone's tech savvy cousin or friend can do what they are charging money for.

/themindofmikebw



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/17/2021 08:52AM by mikebw.
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Re: Apple announces Self Service Repair
Posted by: space-time
Date: November 17, 2021 08:56AM
We have to see how they price the parts. It may not be a cost effective repair.
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Re: Apple announces Self Service Repair
Posted by: Sam3
Date: November 17, 2021 09:08AM
Interestingly iPads, Watches and older iPhones are not mentioned, just iPhone 12 and 13, and M1 Macs. Oversight, or on purpose?



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Re: Apple announces Self Service Repair
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: November 17, 2021 09:18AM
Will you need a hot glue gun?



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Re: Apple announces Self Service Repair
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: November 17, 2021 09:18AM
It’s all about being able to sell in Right To Repair states like MA
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Re: Apple announces Self Service Repair
Posted by: pdq
Date: November 17, 2021 09:35AM
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It’s all about being able to sell in Right To Repair states like MA

That makes more sense. Otherwise it seems like kind of a crazy move to encourage the average Joe to open up their own iPhone.
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Re: Apple announces Self Service Repair
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: November 17, 2021 09:51AM
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it seems like kind of a crazy move to encourage the average Joe to open up their own iPhone.

until they screw it up and have to buy another -- evil genious



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Re: Apple announces Self Service Repair
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 17, 2021 10:16AM
So Apple is going to make the software available to average users to pair a DRM battery to an iPhone, or the fingerprint scanner function of a display? I don't believe it.

As mentioned, I think it's to bypass Right To Repair laws. I hope someone like Jessa from https: //www.ipadrehab.com/ will post a blog on if this is actually a significant improvement in Apple policies.



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Re: Apple announces Self Service Repair
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: November 17, 2021 11:32AM
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mikebw
Interesting.

At first I thought this is an early April Fools Joke,

same!
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