Apple has made the self-repair program available in the UK and Europe.
The company originally introduced its do-it-yourself repair proposal to the domestic US market back in April. Now he has announced availability of the service for eight European countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
As part of the Self Repair Initiative, Apple provides a repair guide and over 200 individual parts and tools that users will need to repair their Apple devices. You can save extra money by returning replacement parts for recycling or repair.
The service covers many of the most common repairs for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lines, as well as the iPhone SE (2022). In addition to Apple’s line of smartphones, it also offers do-it-yourself repairs for any Macbook that runs on Apple silicon.
While Apple now offers DIY repair support, it’s still not for beginners. Rather, it is for “customers who understand the complexities of repairing electronic devices.”
The parts offered appear to be the same ones available from the Apple Authorized Repair Service Provider network.
While we were fans that Apple offered this self-repair initiative earlier in the year, we found the costs to be somewhat prohibitive. For example, a $269 iPhone 12 display repair kit means that the cost of the repair is only $10 less than Apple’s warranty repair.
However, the added option of renting tools from Apple for a week for a $49 fee makes the prospect of do-it-yourself repairs a lot more worthwhile.