Apple Self Service Repair Store is now live. Customers in the United States who have a penchant for repairing iPhones themselves can now order genuine parts.
- Apple’s Self Service Repair Store launches today with genuine Apple parts and tools. The store currently sells genuine iPhone parts to US customers.
- You can also review Apple’s manuals that used to be exclsuively available to authorized service technicians. Now anyone can review Apple’s repair manuals for the steps to complete the repair.
- The parts and tools carried on Apple’s Self Service Repair Store are the same as those used by Apple and its authored service providers.
You can now buy genuine iPhone parts via Apple’s Self Service Repair Store
Apple is expanding access to repairs with a dedicated online store where people can buy genuine Apple parts to perform their own repair. At post time, the parts available to purchase included various components for the iPhone SE, iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 such as batteries, screens and cameras. Find the store at selfservicerepair.com.
Every genuine Apple part is designed and engineered for each product, and goes through extensive testing to ensure the highest quality, safety and reliability. The parts are the same ones—at the same price—as those available to Apple’s network of authorized repair providers. For certain repairs, customers will receive a credit when returning a replaced part for recycling.
The Self Service Repair Store is currently only available to US customers. Every part you purchase is tied to your device’s IMEI. Further information about starting your own repairs is available in a support document on Apple’s website.
Aside from parts, the store is carrying tools that you’ll need to perform repairs on Apple gadgets, such as various covers, screws, torque drivers, repair trays, display and battery presses and other necessary items, either individually or by renting a toolkit for a week with everything you need in exchange for $49.
Other bundles are available such as an iPhone 13 Pro display repair bundle ($269), an iPhone battery bundle ($71) and others. Rental kits come in two cases equipped with wheels with a total weight of both cases 76 pounds or approximately 35 kilograms. Self-service repairs for the Mac are coming later in 2022.
Will you be repairing iPhones yourself?
Apple has been opposing the Right to Repair movement, but recently began making concessions in that regard due to regulatory pressure. While you can now finally buy official parts from Apple and access the company’s service manuals, we think only tinkerers and people who know what they’re doing will be exercising their right to repair their own gadgets. Read: How to fix volume button not working on iPhone
And Apple thinks the same, writing in a press release in the Apple Newsroom saying that the vast majority of users lack the experience required to repair electronic devices. For them, the company advises, “visiting a professional repair provider with certified technicians who use genuine Apple parts is the safest and most reliable way to get a repair.” Read: How to fix iPhone screen not responding to touch
For further information about increasing access to self-repairs, be sure to read Apple’s paper titled “Expanding Access to Safe, Reliable, and Secure Service and Repair.” [PDF document]