High repair costs may be a thing of the past for some iPhone users as Apple announced Wednesday that it will begin the 'Self Service Repair' program, that will give its customers who are comfortable with the idea of completing their own repairs, access to Apple parts, tools and manuals.
According to Apple's chief operating officer Jeff Williams, the program will start with iPhone 12 and 13, and the scheme will be introduced in phases, adding more repair information and supported devices over time.
The first phase of the new program will focus on iPhone's most commonly serviced parts, such as the display, battery and the camera, while other repairs will be available starting next year.
The company says repair programs for its computers will be next to join the scheme.
The 'Self Service Repair' program will be done via the company's online store, offering more than 200 individual parts and tools to repair the iPhone 12 and 13.
However, the company cautions that the program is intended for "individual technicians with the knowledge and experience to repair electronic devices", while calling for "the vast majority of customers" to visit a professional repair provider with certified technicians for "the safest and most reliable way to get a repair."