Apple announced today that it’s expanding its Self Service Repair program to select MacBook models. Starting tomorrow, consumers in the US will be able to purchase genuine Apple parts and tools for M1-based MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models.
“Customers who are experienced with the complexities of repairing electronic devices will be able to complete repairs on these Mac notebooks, with access to many of the same parts and tools available to Apple Store locations and Apple Authorized Service Providers, the company announced.
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Apple’s Self Service Repair Store will offer over a dozen different repair parts for M1 MacBook models, with more to come in the future. To start, customers will be able to order displays, top cases with batteries, trackpads, and more genuine parts. Apple will also offer $49 rental kits with professional repair tools.
“Every genuine Apple part is designed and engineered for each product, and goes through extensive testing to ensure the highest quality, safety, and reliability. Customers can send replaced parts back to Apple for refurbishment and recycling, and in many cases receive credit of their purchase by doing so,” the company explained.
Apple launched its Self Service Repair program for iPhones in the US earlier this year, and the company plan to bring it to the EU markets later this year. On the Mac side, Apple said that additional Mac models will also be supported later this year, though it’s not clear if the company was referring to recent M2-based Macs or older Intel-based models.