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Apple Giving Green Light to Used Parts for Fixes, Kicking Off With iPhone 15 Range

Samantha Parker By Samantha Parker May24,2024 #apple

Apple today announced that customers and independent repair shops will be able to utilize used genuine Apple parts in repairs starting later this year.
Apple told The Washington Post that the new policy will initially apply to parts for iPhone 15 models and newer, including screens, batteries, and cameras. Apple’s press release said the policy will eventually extend to used biometric sensors for Face ID and Touch ID. Apple’s existing parts “pairing” process will confirm whether or not a used part is genuine.
In the fall, Apple says calibration for both new and used genuine Apple parts will happen on device after the part is installed. If an iPhone has been repaired, a “Parts and Service History” section appears in the Settings app under General → About, and Apple says it will be expanding this section to show whether a genuine part is new or used.
Apple also announced that customers and service providers will no longer need to provide a device’s serial number when ordering parts from its self-service repair store for repairs not involving replacement of the logic board.
To deter stolen iPhones from being disassembled for parts, Apple said it will be extending its Activation Lock security feature to iPhone parts:
Apple will also extend its popular Activation Lock feature to iPhone parts in order to deter stolen iPhones from being disassembled for parts. Requested by customers and law enforcement officials, the feature was designed to limit iPhone theft by blocking a lost or stolen iPhone from being reactivated. If a device under repair detects that a supported part was obtained from another device with Activation Lock or Lost Mode enabled, calibration capabilities for that part will be restricted.
Apple’s hardware engineering chief John Ternus said the new policy will be more environmentally friendly by extending the lifespan of parts:
For the last two years, teams across Apple have been innovating on product design and manufacturing to support repairs with used Apple parts that won’t compromise users’ safety, security, or privacy. With this latest expansion to our repair program, we’re excited to be adding even more choice and convenience for our customers, while helping to extend the life of our products and their parts.
Apple said the policy will apply to future iPhone models.
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  1. As a long-time Apple customer, I believe this move to allow used genuine Apple parts in repairs is a positive step towards sustainability and accessibility. It not only supports independent repair shops but also benefits consumers by potentially reducing repair costs. I am pleased to see Apple taking initiative in addressing repairability and extending these options to its customers. Looking forward to the positive impact this will have on the repair ecosystem!

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