Apple’s extended warranty is generally poor value for money. Since MacBook Pro is basically non-repairable, DIY and third-party repairs will be very problematic, and don’t get me started on out-of-warranty Apple repairs. With that in mind, it only makes sense to insure your costly purchase with the AppleCare+ accidental damage coverage.
Apple on Friday announced that it’s launching a Keyboard Service Program for its MacBook and MacBook Pro lines. The company says it has determined that a small percentage of keyboards within the two lines may be faulty, and it has offered to repair them for free.
iFixit knows everything about competing to be the first team to look inside the world’s most coveted new phone. Jason Koebler of the Motherboard spent some time with iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens, traveling to Australia on iPhone X launch day and witnessing teardown progress with his own eyes.
Since Apple has launched their reduced price battery replacement program, they’ve been slammed with customers. They’ve even run out of stock on certain batteries. OfficeMax and Office Depot may be a good option if you are still on the market for a replacement.
Apple has changed its long-standing policy which used to fully void your iPhone warranty in case you replaced a smashed screen with a third-party display. According to an internal memo distributed to Apple’s retail employees on Friday, confirmed by multiple sources and subsequently obtained by MacRumors, such cases no longer void warranty.
Specifically, an iPhone that has undergone a third-party screen repair is now eligible for an authorized repair by Apple Stores or Apple Authorized Service Providers while qualifying for warranty coverage, as long as the issue is unrelated to the display itself.
Apple will charge you $69 to replace a lost or broken AirPod, according to the company’s iPhone Service Pricing support page. The wireless earbuds went on sale online earlier this week, and will be available in Apple Stores starting Monday.
It doesn’t look like Apple will be offering its extended AppleCare warranty on the AirPods, so it has laid out a simple pricing table for what repairs and replacements will cost. Battery service, for example is $49 in the 1-year warranty, $69 out.
iPhone manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known in the Western press as Foxconn, has obtained approval from the local government to repair iPhones at its subsidiary in Shanxi, China, according to a report in the Chinese-language Economic Daily News newspaper cited by Taiwanese publication DigiTimes. This marks a second Foxconn subsidiary that can now repair iPhones.
The business model helps Apple to “save 40 percent of its costs on its smartphone maintenance services,” added the paper.