/ 19 November 2021

Fixing your fruit

Image source: Unsplash
Image source: Unsplash

After long and loud calls to make their products easier to fix, tech behemoth Apple has announced it will be launching DIY repair kits from early 2022. In the past, Apple users with broken gadgets have had to go to a certified Apple service centre or risk voiding their warranty. The kits and a new online repair store with parts and tools to repair iPhone 12s and 13s and new Mac computers that use M1 chips will kick off in the US before it opens elsewhere. But there’s a catch: Apple said the service isn’t appropriate for amateur engineers – it’s for “individual technicians with the knowledge and experience to repair electronic devices”. And they say the “safest and most reliable” repair option is to take it to a professional. Surely you count as an experienced technician if you’ve successfully revived an iPhone with a bag of rice…

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