Apple Can Now Repair Face ID On Your iPhone Without Replacing the Entire Phone

Apple and its service partners can now repair Face ID on an iPhone without replacing the entire device, allowing the company to offer cheaper and more environmentally sustainable means of device repairs to customers.

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As MacRumors reported last week, Apple Stores and authorized service providers would soon be receiving parts of the TrueDepth Camera system, including the front-facing camera and ‌Face ID‌.

In a new memo seen by MacRumors today, Apple said it has begun to send out those parts to authorized service providers and Apple Stores, allowing for ‌Face ID‌ repairs without whole-unit replacement. Repair prices will vary depending on the service provider, location, and device. The new repair option is available only for the ‌iPhone‌ XS and later. The ‌iPhone‌ X, which marked the birth of ‌Face ID‌, is not supported.

Apple said that the new repair option is not available in Argentina, Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad, and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela. The memo did not offer any timetable for when availability may expand to other countries.

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Tozovac Avatar
30 months ago



Is this an Apple graphic, with those incorrect reflections on the rear of the phone in the foreground, or an MR graphic?
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JosephAW Avatar
30 months ago
Yes but my home button doesn’t work on my iPhone 4S.:confused:
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DeepIn2U Avatar
30 months ago
Wasn't' this reported a few weeks ago?
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_Spinn_ Avatar
30 months ago
This is great. Less wasteful than having to replace a whole phone.
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Sydnxt Avatar
30 months ago

Wasn't' this reported a few weeks ago?
As it literally says in the post "MacRumours reported last week", they previously shared the repair would SOON be available, now it is.
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svish Avatar
30 months ago
Good. Hoping this repair of only FaceID/TrueDepth module expands to more regions soon.
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