Apple announces that it will allow iPhones to be repaired with used parts

repair iPhone used parts

Apple recently announced that this year they will release the possibility of repairing iPhones with used parts. This news represents a important turn of the company towards a more ecological and user-oriented strategy. Although it has some limitations, let's see How Apple will allow iPhones to be repaired with used parts.

A much-requested policy change

iPhone repair used parts

For many years, iPhones came from the factory with significant limitations when it came to repairing them due to software restrictions. This is partly due to the pairing process which made it difficult to use non-original replacement parts. Despite this, Apple recently announced that will allow the use of components used in iPhone repairs. This is excellent news for both Apple users and the competition, who have been waiting for this news for a long time.

In case you didn't know, Apple has maintained a fairly strict policy that restricted iPhone repairs to authorized service centers and company-certified technicians. This policy was based on the idea that Apple was the only entity capable of guaranteeing the quality and safety of repairs, using only original parts and following specific procedures. But what they did not offer was that users they could repair their terminals themselves.

This policy, despite having earned good reviews from users, continues to receive criticism. Specifically why manufacturing new parts for repairs involves significant energy consumption which generates large carbon emissions during the production process. The more new parts required for repairs, the greater the environmental impact associated with manufacturing those parts.

Under this premise, Apple wants to turn around its policy and will begin to let users repair their terminals, but with certain limitations.

What you should keep in mind before repairing an iPhone on your own

DIY Repairs

Si tu iPhone doesn't work well and restarts itself, you can send it to support or try to fix it on your own. The first thing you have to keep in mind when repairing an iPhone with used parts is to make sure that the parts used are compatible with the iPhone model being repaired. But not only that, because we will also have to obtain components that have been obtained legitimately.

Right now, when you repair an iPhone with used parts, the component serial number comes into play. If this number does not match your terminal, you will not be able to use it (a message will even appear telling you that this component is not original). Although this will now change, You can use original components from other iPhones without major inconvenience, you will still have certain limitations when repairing an iPhone with used parts.

And Apple has exhaustive control of the parts it manufactures and is therefore capable of knowing the origin of the parts that you are going to put on your terminal. If the original phone, which contained the part to repair your device, was stolen, you will not be able to use it on your mobile. This is Apple's way of expand the security of your users, making thieves see that these mobile phones, once stolen, stop working component by component.

But in addition to this we will surely have another important limitation when it comes to repairing the iPhone on our own and that is that we will probably only be able to repair some components and not others. Be supposed to we can repair parts such as the screen or the battery, but it is difficult to know if they will allow us to modify the camera or repair other components of the terminal.

This advantage will arrive in the coming months and will be available in Spain

iPhone 15 Pro Max

That Apple allows used parts from other brand devices to be used in repairs offers new ways to fix damaged terminals. Something that ends up benefiting consumers and helps extend the useful life of products without having to purchase new products. Now, these repairs are planned, for the moment, only to repair iPhone 15 and later models so if you have an old iPhone you will not be able to benefit from this new strategy from the company led by Tim Cook.

And finally you should know that Apple has announced that this change will come from the fall of this year. Furthermore, although it has not been mentioned in the company announcement, it is suggested that the implementation of this repair policy with original used parts will be global, so We can include Spain as one of the countries where this option will be available.

Of course, in order to start a repair on our own, we will have to wait until mid-end of the year In order to check the changes that I have mentioned, until then we will continue using iPhone technical service for breakdowns.


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