Apple is expanding its self-service repair program for the MacBook M1

Tomorrow, Apple will begin providing repair instructions, parts and tools for US customers to repair themselves The MacBook Air is based on the M1 and MacBook Pro laptops. M2-based Macs won’t be supported at the time, but Apple said the program will roll out to more Mac models “later this year.”

Apple opened a self-service store in April with a repair manual and the ability to order tools and parts for iPhone 12 series, iPhone 13 composition, and the last iPhone SE.

For tomorrow, shop will offer the same services to M1 MacBook Air and Pro owners, including the same parts available to Apple Stores and authorized repair providers, according to Apple’s announcement.

“Self-service repairs for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro offer more than a dozen different types of repairs for each model, including the display, top case with battery, and trackpad, with more to come,” Apple said.

In addition to selling MacBook repair parts and tools, the Apple Repair Store will also allow customers to rent repair kits for a week for $49.

In addition, Apple will accept unwanted parts from the M1 MacBook for refurbishing and recycling, and customers will receive a credit “in many cases,” the tech giant said.

Apple today also reiterated its promise to expand the iPhone Self-Service program to customers in Europe later this year, as well as other regions.

Apple’s expansion of the program signals a greater acceptance of repairability by a company that has for years shied away from self-repair. This happens when the industry sees more demand and even legislation surrounding the right to repair. however, right to repair activists such as iFixit criticized Apple’s program for requiring a serial number that could prevent the use of aftermarket parts.

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