Apple announced that third-party repair shops will be supplied with genuine parts, tools, and training. This comes as the uproar over the cost and availability of repairs has been criticized by many. This repair option will only be available if your iPhone is out of warranty.
“To better meet our customers’ needs, we’re making it easier for independent providers across the U.S. to tap into the same resources as our Apple Authorized Service Provider network,” Apple COO Jeff Williams said in a prepared statement. “When a repair is needed, a customer should have confidence the repair is done right. We believe the safest and most reliable repair is one handled by a trained technician using genuine parts that have been properly engineered and rigorously tested.”