Apple recently opened its new self-service repair shop in France and in seven other European countries! A revolution on the scale of users who will be able to replace the battery on their iPhone themselves, and also for Apple.
For years, Apple has fought the right to repair and blocked bills in the US. But the manufacturer completely changed its tune in April, launching a Self Service Repair store for the US market, with the promise of opening it in Europe before the end of the year. This is now the case in France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Poland and the UK!
Original Apple spare parts
Specifically, users can buy more than 200 original spare parts and tools there, and download operating instructions fully translated into French for free. These are actually components and guides used by repairers at Apple Stores and authorized service centers. The spare parts are also sold at the same price to the public as well as in Apple stores.
Currently, spare parts and tools can be ordered for iPhone 12/13, iPhone 12/13 mini, iPhone 12/13 Pro, iPhone 12/13 Pro Max and iPhone SE 3rd Gen as well as MacBook Air (M1, 2020) ), 13-inch MacBook Pro (M1, 2020) and 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro (2021). The price of the battery for an iPhone 13 Pro is €77.03, that is €2 cheaper than the repair carried out by Apple.
Nevertheless, it can be a solution for users who live far from an Apple Store or an authorized repairer, or for anyone who is comfortable enough to handle sensitive components. Customers may return replaced parts to Apple for remanufacturing or recycling.