Apple’s Self Service Restore program, which lets prospects order official instruments, components, and restore manuals, has formally begun within the US.
We have recognized since 2021 that Apple was engaged on a Self Service Restore program, however so far, we solely knew it was slated for someday in “early 2022.” Effectively, it appears to be like like Apple determined now’s the time, because it’s simply introduced that this system has kicked off for its United States prospects.
Based on Apple, Self Service Restore will present these able to at-home digital upkeep with a whole bunch of official components and instruments to repair their iPhone 12s or 13s. It additionally says that help for Apple silicon Macs can be added later this 12 months however hasn’t given a timeframe.
Step one is to test the restore guide for the system you wish to repair. Then, as soon as you’ve got found out what you want, you possibly can order the required components and instruments instantly from Apple. And for those who do not wish to purchase the instruments outright, instrument rental kits can be found for $49. As soon as the restore is completed, you may also ship the previous components again for recycling—which might internet you credit score with Apple, relying on the element being returned.
Apple says, components provided within the Self Service Restore program are “the identical ones—on the similar value—as these accessible to Apple’s community of licensed restore suppliers.” It additionally states that the accessible instruments are the identical instruments utilized by official Apple restore community companions.
Self Service Restore is on the market now for US prospects and can confide in extra (however unspecified) international locations later this 12 months, starting with components of Europe. Nevertheless, Apple recommends that you simply solely try at-home repairs if in case you have earlier expertise with fixing digital gadgets.