Apple's Independent iPhone Repair Program Adds More U.S. Locations and Expands to Canada and Europe

Apple today announced that over 140 more repair businesses are now participating in its Independent Repair Provider Program in the United States. The program, launched in August 2019, is also being expanded to Canada and Europe.

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The program allows independent repair shops like uBreakiFix to offer certified out-of-warranty service for iPhones, such as display and battery replacements. Participating businesses receive access to the same Apple genuine parts, tools, training, repair manuals, and diagnostics as Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers.

Independent repair shops need to have an Apple-certified technician who can perform the repairs to qualify for the program. Apply here.

"When a customer needs a repair, we want them to have a range of options that not only suits their needs but also guarantees safety and quality so their iPhone can be used for as long as possible," said Apple COO Jeff Williams.

To verify that a company participates in the program, visit this page.

Top Rated Comments

needsomecoffee Avatar
45 months ago
Please actively support all Right to Repair efforts. Contact your representatives on this one. Sorry Apple, your opposition to RtR is wrong.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
boswald Avatar
45 months ago

Do these "independent but authorized" repair shops still have to collect the customers' details and send 'em to Apple?


I’m an Apple guy through-and-through, and even I think Louis is a hero.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JohnnieBBadde Avatar
45 months ago
Do these "independent but authorized" repair shops still have to collect the customers' details and send 'em to Apple?

Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ocnitsa Avatar
45 months ago

Apart from a tiny but vocal bubble in the internet, practically nobody has any capability or desire to repair anything by themselves.

(Yet again a perfect example of something that people on reddit, MR etc. are unable to understand.)

If you buy an iPhone, you need to replace the battery probably once or in worst case twice during its lifetime of 5-6 years.

Just take it authorised service.

Also, is someone stopping you from repairing your phone yourself now?

Batteries and displays are available, as are tools. But I don’t understand why anyone would want to do it by themselves.
My iphone 6S has needed 4 battery replacements. I have repaired the screen once myself. I would prefer to avoid the time and money of taking it to an authorized service, such as Best Buy, for which I had to replace the battery again within a year. I apologize for being tiny and vocal.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Johnny907 Avatar
45 months ago

Rossman is greatest Apple hater on the world.


Hero? He is just a hater.
Except he backs up his “hate” with accurate facts. Sorry they don’t put Apple in the best light but facts are facts.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chrixxa Avatar
45 months ago
any independent repair shop would be screwing themselves to take part in this. A sticker on the wall that says you are part of this program doesn't mean as much as Apple hopes it would after you factor in the cost of Apple parts and the immense restrictions and invasion of privacy you must agree to, even AFTER you leave the program. Take away the crazy agreements you must comply with and you might just have something, assuming the parts are also made more competitive than they currently are via this program. For instance if the screen was only SLIGHTLY more than a third party, it would make sense. In its current form this program is not as desirable as it would seem on the surface.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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