Apple to pay its Authorized Service Providers the max payouts through April to help with coronavirus costs

iPhone teardown
iPhone teardown (Image credit: iFixit)

What you need to know

  • Apple will reportedly pay the maximum fees to repair shops through April.
  • That's regardless of other performance metrics.
  • Apple is ensuring repair companies are financially stable.

Apple has reportedly sent a memo out to Authorised Service Providers, informing them that they will receive maximum payments for repairs through April, regardless of other performance metrics.

According to a MacRumors report, Apple intends to make sure that its repair partners are not impacted too harshly by the ongoing uncertainty brought on by coronavirus.

Apple has also reportedly told partners that they can do whatever they feel is necessary in order to ensure their employees remain safe during this time. That mimics Apple's stance on its own stores, with all stores currently closed outside of Greater China. Apple has also told users of Apple Card that they can skip their March payment if they need to.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.