Apple Allows iPhone Owners to Repair Devices with Used, Genuine Parts

Apple has announced an update to its repair processes allowing customers and independent repair providers to use ‘used Apple parts in repairs’ for select iPhone models. The new process, starting this fall, aims to maintain privacy, security, and safety while increasing product longevity.

John Ternus, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Engineering, stated, “For the last two years, teams across Apple have been innovating on product design and manufacturing to support repairs with used Apple parts that won’t compromise users’ safety, security, or privacy.”

Parts such as biometric sensors used for Face ID or Touch ID will be enabled for reuse with the calibration for genuine Apple parts, new or used, happening on the device after installation.

Apple will also extend its Activation Lock feature to iPhone parts to deter stolen iPhones from being disassembled for parts. The company will expand Parts and Service History this fall to differentiate between new and used genuine Apple parts.

Over the last five years, Apple has increased the number of service locations with access to genuine Apple parts, tools, and training to over 10,000 Independent Repair Providers and Apple Authorised Service Providers. This move aims to provide consumers with more repair options while maintaining quality and security standards.


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