Up until now, Apple’s Independent Repair Program was only available for out-of-warranty iPhones. Under the program, Apple sells genuine replacement parts and provides free repair manuals for its products to small shops so that they can easily perform out-of-warranty work. Apple had expanded the repair program outside of the United States to Canada and Europe for the first time earlier this year as well.
Apple is yet to update its website with more details so it is unclear if the repair program being updated to add support for Mac repairs is only for the US or the EU or Canada as well. Apple has long been criticized by small independent repair shops for its stance on the Right to Repair bill which the company has opposed heavily. So, it is good to see the company changing its stance in this regard and opening its repair program for more of its products to smaller repair shops. The move could also make it cheaper for customers to get their out-of-warranty Macs repaired from an independent repair shop.
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