Apple Expanding Independent Repair Provider Program to Macs
Apple today announced that it has expanded its Independent Repair Provider Program to include Mac computers, as reported by Reuters. The program, launched in the U.S. last year, was previously limited to out-of-warranty iPhone repairs.
Apple's website has more details about the program, but it has yet to be updated to reflect the inclusion of Mac repairs. For the iPhone, the program provides participating repair shops with access to the same Apple genuine parts, tools, training, repair manuals, and diagnostics as Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers.
For the iPhone, repair shops need to have an Apple-certified technician who can perform the repairs to qualify for the program.
Last month, Apple announced that it was expanding the program to Canada and Europe.