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Apple opens the door to indie repair shops around the world


It’ll soon be easier to find reliable iPhone, iPad or Mac repairs.
Indie repair shops around the globe get access to genuine Apple parts and training
Photo: Apple

The Apple Independent Repair Provider program will soon be available in nearly every country where Apple products are sold, making it easier for users to find a reliable place to get their smartphone, laptop or other device fixed.

The program gives repair providers of all sizes access to genuine Apple parts, tools, repair manuals and diagnostics to fix iPhones, Macs and other devices.

Apple independent repair program makes it easier to get Macs fixed


Digging around inside a Mac isn’t for the faint of heart. Apple now makes Mac repair easier with tools and training.
Photo: iFixit

Apple opened the Independent Repair Provider Program to Mac. Starting Monday, Apple will provide parts and training to third-party businesses so they can fix macOS computers.

Previously, the program only made it easier for independent repair shops to service out-of-warranty iPhones.

Apple takes its iPhone independent repair program international


Apple repair program
Apple's making it easier to get your out-of-warranty iPhone safely repaired.
Photo: Apple

Apple has added new locations in the U.S., Europe, and Canada to its out-of-warranty Independent Repair Provider Program for iPhones.

The program launched in the United States last fall. Today it is expanding out of the U.S. for the first time. It’s also announcing that a total of more than 700 registered independent repair providers are now available across America.