Last updated on December 8th, 2022 at 03:13 pm
Joining the program comes with a contract that reportedly gives Apple the right to both inspect repair shops and fine them if violations are found.
Apple has officially announced that it is expanding its Apple Independent Repair Provider repair program “to nearly all countries where Apple products are sold.” The program offers independent repair companies access to original parts, tools, repair manuals, and diagnostics for post-warranty repairs.
Apple has invited those wishing to repair its products around the world
Right now, the program is only available in the US, Canada, and Europe, but according to Apple’s announcement, Russia, Turkey, Australia, and a few dozen other countries will be able to join this week, and the list will be expanded to 200 countries later this year. including Ukraine, Belarus, Uzbekistan, China, and so on.
Companies wishing to participate must apply, but once approved, they can only purchase a limited amount of supplies such as batteries, screens, and diagnostic tools. That is, while your local Apple repair technician can fix the most common problems with official parts, more complex work will be done at Apple Authorized Service Centers. Otherwise, you run the risk of voiding your warranty or discontinuing support in the future.
Joining the program comes with a contract that reportedly gives Apple the right to both inspect repair shops and fine them if violations are found. Apple may charge $ 1,000 if non-original parts are found in more than 2% of refurbished equipment.
You can find a complete list of participating countries and regions on the Apple website.