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Apple Opens Self-Repair Store With $300 iPhone Screens, 19-Cent Screws


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A DIY repair to a smartphone.

While anyone can buy the parts and tools, Apple expects them to mainly be used not by consumers, but by technicians who have experience repairing electronic devices.

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Apple Inc. is making it easier for customers and independent repair technicians to perform surgery on some iPhones and Macs.

After years of resisting DIY repairs, Apple opened a new online store Wednesday where anyone can view repair manuals and order replacement parts and tools for certain recent devices. The new Self Service Repair Store sells screens, batteries, cameras and other parts to fix some issues with iPhone 12 and 13 models and 2022's updated iPhone SE. Later this year, it will stock parts and tools to fix Macs that have Apple silicon chips.

Just don't expect to save much money doing repairs yourself. Buying parts to fix an iPhone 12 Mini on your own would cost only $3 less than having your out-of-warranty device fixed at an Apple Store, for instance. And you'd still have to pay for tools.

From The Wall Street Journal
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