Apple’s iPhone repair program for independent stores expands to Europe and Canada | The Verge

apple_repair_service_expansion_iphone_repair_07072020.0 Apple’s iPhone repair program for independent stores expands to Europe and Canada | The VergeImage: Apple

Apple’s Independent Repair Provider Program, which allows businesses to purchase genuine Apple parts to perform iPhone repairs without having to become a full-fledged Apple Authorized Service Provide (AASP), is expanding to Canada and 32 countries across Europe, the company has announced. The program launched in the US last year, and Apple says that 140 businesses with a total of 700 locations have signed up since.

The program is important because it gives independent shops access to certified Apple parts at the same cost as AASPs, without having to agree to that program’s stricter requirements, according to iFixit. Genuine parts ensure “safety and quality” according to Apple, but in some cases its products aren’t shy about warning…

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