Apple’s self-service repair store will start selling MacBook parts on Aug. 23.
Replacement components will only cover 2020 and 2021 MacBook Air and Pro models with M1 MacBooks Arm CPUs. The company hasn’t revealed component prices yet.
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Apple said it will offer “more than a dozen repair types for each model, including the display, top case with battery, and trackpad” Customers can rent a $49 repair kit with all the essential tools.
Customers can send Apple replacement parts for refurbishment and recycling, and in many situations receive compensation (Opens in a new window).
The US self-service store opened in April to restore faulty iPhones. Later this year, the company aims to extend to Europe and supply M1 MacBooks replacement parts.
On paper, the self-service store looks to support right-to-repair. Apple’s repair prices for iPhones and M1 MacBooks are expensive. Self-service store isn’t for casual shoppers. Apple says it’s for skilled electronics repairers. You’ll need to use heavy, complicated tools (Opens in a new window). iPhone batteries cost $70 and displays cost $270.
Customers can order by visiting Apple’s online self-service repair store or support page. Otherwise, buyers should contact Apple’s authorised repair services.
“For the vast majority of customers who do not have experience repairing electronic devices, visiting a professional repair provider with certified technicians who use genuine Apple parts is the safest and most reliable way to get a repair,” Cupertino said.