What you need to know
- Apple is expanding its Independent Repair Provider Program.
- It is coming to Europe and Canada.
- Apple says 700 new locations have emerged in the U.S. since the program's launch.
Apple has today announced that it is expanding its Independent Repair Provider Program to the U.S. and Canada.
In a press release Apple stated (opens in new tab):
Apple says that since the launch of the Independent Repair Provider Program, 140 companies in 700 new locations have opened up to provide out-of-warranty repairs for iPhone. All the businesses get free training and access to genuine parts, tools, and manuals used by Authorized Service Providers and Apple Stores.
The service is now opening up to Canada and 32 countries in Europe, there is no cost to join and training is free for new businesses.
Apple says that it has also expanded its Authorized Repair Service network, which it says has tripled in size in just three years. You can read the full press release here. (opens in new tab)
Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
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