As introduced final yr, Apple has launched its official Self Service Restore Retailer with an array of components and instruments to repair damaged iPhone SE (third-gen), iPhone 12, and iPhone 13 fashions. The shop provides greater than 200 particular person components and instruments, from safety screws for $0.10 apiece to Professional Max shows for greater than $300.
The Self Service Restore program doesn’t seem to supply important financial savings for the most typical iPhone restore—a cracked display screen. For instance, Apple expenses $269.95 for an iPhone 13 Show Bundle, which incorporates the show, screw equipment, adhesive, and two safety screws, with a credit score of $33.60 for returning the damaged show after fixing it, for a last price of $236.35. The identical restore would price $279 when you introduced it to an Apple Retailer, a financial savings of $42.65.
Nevertheless, Apple additionally recommends shopping for a Heated Show Pocket for $108, Show Press for $216, and a heated show removing fixture for $256.35. Most restore outlets would have already got this stuff, in fact, however when you’re fixing a single iPhone it’s most likely not value it. The entire components and instruments can be found à la carte in addition to in bundles, and customers may also hire device kits, which embrace the expensive tools wanted to dissemble the iPhone, for $49 every week. Apple assured that the instruments supplied on the Self Service Restore website are the identical utilized by Apple’s “restore community.”
For a battery alternative, Apple expenses a flat payment of $69, however a bundle will price you about $47 after the changed half return credit score. Apple additionally provides kits to restore the underside speaker, digital camera, Taptic Engine, and SIM tray. These repairs are harder to match, however the components costs appear cheap, with an iPhone 13 Professional Max digital camera bundle costing lower than $90 after the return credit score. Nevertheless, you’ll nonetheless must buy additional tools.
Apple provides an array of manuals that repairers can peruse earlier than they buy components. They’re very detailed and supply step-by-step directions in addition to security suggestions and any extra supplies it’s possible you’ll want, resembling “clear, dry, untreated sand” in case of a “battery thermal occasion.” Perusing the directions makes it very clear that these repairs usually are not straightforward and require persistence and an understanding of how these merchandise work and are assembled.
Apple says it can supply manuals, components, and instruments to carry out repairs on Macs with Apple silicon later this yr.