Apple Extends Self Service Repair Program to MacBooks With M1 Soc

Apple is expanding its Self Service Repair program to MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models with an M1 soc. Parts and tools for these laptops will be available to private individuals from Tuesday 23 August. The company previously did the same with recent iPhones.

apple supplies parts according to their own words for “more than a dozen” different MacBook repairs. From Tuesday, for example, consumers can purchase replacement screens, top cases with batteries and trackpads via the repair program. Initially, Apple will only make parts available for MacBook Air and Pro models with a chip from the M1 series, which also includes chips such as the M1 Pro and M1 Max. This mainly concerns recent models, as is the case with the repair program for iPhones. Apple will later release parts for “additional Mac models.” The company also rents out sets of repair equipment for $49.

Before users can order their parts, they must go through a repair manual for their hardware. They can then enter their serial number on Apple’s repair website to access spare parts and the tools Apple uses to repair hardware.

Apple officially announced its Self Service Repair program late last year. This repair program allows consumers to purchase parts and rent tools through Apple to repair their Apple hardware independently. The company officially began supplying iPhone 12 and 13 parts in April. Currently, Apple’s repair program is only available in the US. That will change in the coming months. Apple reaffirms in its press release that Self Service Repair will be available “later this year” in more regions, starting with Europe.

Source: Apple