When the programme launches tomorrow, you’ll be able to buy genuine parts from Apple’s Self Service Repair Store for the 2020 M1 MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and the 14- and 16-inch 2021 M1 MacBook Pros.
This extends the repair programme that Apple introduced earlier this year, which at first only covered display, battery, and camera parts for the iPhone 12 and 13. Apple intends to launch the programme in Europe after the US, where it is only presently accessible.
A variety of MacBook components, including the display, top casing with battery, Touch ID, and trackpad, are being made available by Apple to begin with.
Logic boards can cost as much as $580, while screws can cost as little as $5 and speakers can cost as much as $29, according to TechCrunch. However, Apple claims that it will eventually broaden the categories of repairs and extend the service to new Mac models, including the M2 MacBook Air, iMac, and Mac Studio Display, “later this year.”
Apple says you can rent a kit for $49 if you don’t want to buy the tools needed to make the repair, and according to TechCrunch, the kit should be significantly lighter than the 79-pound device the company often sends customers to mend their iPhones.
The process for replacing a Touch ID module or logic board at home will need to be serialised, either with a tool or by Apple before the parts are supplied, much way it is for authorised repair staff, according to Apple’s news statement, which omitted any specifics.