iPhone 12 Pro rear glass can now be repaired without replacing the phone
What you need to know
- Apple is expanding its rear glass repair method to the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
- The method allows for repair teams to replace the back of the phone without replacing the whole phone.
Last month, it was reported that Apple had figured out a way for its own repair team, as well as its Authorized Service Providers, to fix the back of an iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini without having to replace the entire device.
As reported by MacRumors, it appears that that capability is extending to the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max as well.
The outlet obtained an internal memo from Apple that revealed that the repair method is now available for all four models of the iPhone 12 lineup.
In order to make the new repair process possible, Apple has created an "iPhone Rear System" that includes all parts of the device except for the display and rear camera.
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Customers will appreciate the new part as it will make turnaround times on repairs much faster.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.