Apple is finally offering OEM parts to independent repair shops (kind of)
On Thursday, Apple announced that they're launching the Independent Repair Provider program, which will provide genuine parts, diagnostic tools, and repair manuals to independent repair shops. Woah—so like Right to Repair? Kinda sorta, but not really:
Apple finally said it: They're not the only ones who can fix iPhones.
We hope this means that Apple will soon give everyday consumers access to OEM parts, too. In the meantime, we've got the completeDIY iPhone fix: quality-tested parts, tools, and instructions to replace your screen or battery.
You don't need Apple's permission to fix your iPhone, so don't let them scare you out of repair. If you're still not convinced, watch 4 first-time fixers try device repair for the first time on camera for the ultimate dose of DIY repair courage.