Apple’s self-service repair service now includes some Mac laptops
On Tuesday, Apple officially extended its self-repair service to MacBook Air and MacBook Pro notebooks with M1-series chips. Specifically, the expansion will cover the 2020 M1 MacBook Air, the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and the 14- and 16-inch 2021 M1 MacBook Pros. Like the iPhone's self-repair service, it will only be available in the US, but the company stressed that it has plans to bring it to other regions, starting in Europe. Apple also promised to add more Mac models to its repair service "later this year."
Currently, self-repair services for Mac notebooks offer limited parts such as the display, top case with battery, Touch ID, trackpad, speakers, audio board and logic board. Still, Apple plans to offer other replacement parts as the service expands to other locations and more models.
Parts are priced differently for each model at Apple's self-repair shops, but it's important to note that the company offers customers points for sending back used parts they replace. For example, the 14-inch MacBook Pro's display costs $672.32, but the credit will bring it down to $579.04.
Meanwhile, while announcing the availability of parts, Apple said it will also offer a rental service for those who don't want to buy a tool for a single repair. Rental kits can be rented for $49 for a week and shipped back for free.
On the other hand, while the discount on sending used parts to Apple is tempting, the company also recommends considering its professional repairers with certified technicians. Apple emphasizes its importance, especially for those who do not have enough knowledge to do repairs on such devices.
"Over the past three years, Apple has nearly doubled its number of service locations with access to genuine Apple parts, tools and training, including more than 3,500 independent repairers," Apple added, highlighting its differences Convenience of service points. "A global network of more than 5,000 Apple Authorized Service Providers supports more than 100,000 active technicians. As a result, 8 out of 10 Apple customers in the U.S. are located within 20 minutes of an Authorized Service Provider. The place".