Apple's Self Service Repair program already gave people the tools and know-how to fix their portable Macs and iPhones, but now it's also been expanded to include other devices.
After initially focusing on iPhones, the Self Service Repair program branched out to the M1 MacBook Air and all three M1-based MacBook Pro laptops. The entire program recently also went live in some European countries for the first time.
But this latest change adds more options for those who want to be able to repair their products, with the M1 iMac, M1 Mac mini, and Mac Studio added to the list. Those who wish to take their own Apple Studio Display apart can also do that. However, as Six Colors notes, the new additions are only available to those in the United States.
The Self Service Repair program lets people hire the tools required to complete basic device repairs at home while also giving them official Apple-licensed parts with which to complete them.
The program has come under fire over how huge repair accessories are shipped and the costs associated with that. But for those who want to get their hands dirty with the safety net of genuine Apple repair guides and genuine parts, it's an option that wasn't there all that long ago.
Of course, those who would still prefer to have a professional repair their iPhones and Macs can do that. But, for most people, having the repair by an Apple Store or authorized repair center is probably the best course of action.
People who want to fix their devices can now gain access to Apple parts, tools, and manuals via the Self-Service Repair Store.
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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.