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Lilbits: MacBook Self Service repairs could get pricy, Apple will unveil the iPhone 14 on September 7th, and Google launches new Fitbit wearables

Earlier this year Apple introduced a Self Service Repair program that lets customers purchase genuine Apple parts, use official repair guides, and even rent the same equipment Apple uses to perform repairs. At launch, the company offered everything you needed to repair recent iPhones. Now Apple has expanded to cover MacBook laptops as well. But […]

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Lilbits: Apple’s Self Service Repair isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

Apple launched its Self Service Repair program in April in what appeared to be a major win for the right to repair movement. Folks who want to buy a replacement screen, battery, or other components without taking their phone to a repair shop can now do that. But actually fixing a phone by yourself? That’s […]

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Apple’s Self Service Repair program goes live (for iPhone 12 and newer)

Apple is making it easier for iPhone owners perform their own repairs rather than taking their phones to a shop to replace a cracked screen, broken speaker, or dead battery, among other things. The Self Service Repair program that Apple promised to launch is now live for customers in the US who want to perform out-of-warranty […]

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Apple’s Self Service Repair will make at-home repairs easier

Apple doesn’t have a great track record with making it easy to perform DIY repairs on the company’s hardware, usually insisting that you take your gear to an Apple Store or authorized repair shop instead. But starting next year, the company plans to begin offering tools, parts, and documentation for customers that want to repair […]