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Is Apple's Self Service Repair a huge change or a damp squib?

Is Apple's Self Service Repair a huge change or a damp squib?

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As always, Apple can't please everyone. Yesterday's news that Apple is going to make it easier for people to repair their own iPhones was likely well-intentioned. However, it's impossible to ignore the fact Apple might just be trying to avoid Right to Repair lawmakers getting more involved than they already are. But as with everything Apple does, the move hasn't pleased everyone. First, the news: Apple will soon begin selling more than 200 iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 parts and tools to anyone who wants to have a go at fixing their own kit. New screens, batteries, and cameras will be the order of the day initially — the things that most often break or wear out. Apple is going to give people the documentation they need to carry out these repairs, too. But the response on this has been polarized, to say the least. On one hand, we have the people who enjoy a technical tinker of a weekend shouting from the rooftops that big bad Apple is finally doing what they always wanted — reducin...