Apple revealed today that the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro will now be covered by the Self Service Repair program.
Users of MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models with M1 family chips will be able to access the Apple Self-Service Repair Store tomorrow to get repair guides as well as official Apple tools and components. More than a dozen different repair types for each model, including the display, top case with battery, and trackpad, will be available for each model through Self-Service Repair for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, according to Apple.
This year, Apple introduced Self Service Repair for the iPhone for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13. The program will operate similarly on the Mac and require users to read the repair instructions before accessing the Self Service Repair Store to place an order for tools and parts.
For users who do not want to buy tools for a single repair, Apple will provide rental kits for forty nine dollar, giving them access to a tool set for one week with free shipping. Customers can return repaired components to Apple for recycling and refurbishment, and frequently do so in order to receive credit for the repair costs they incurred.
Apple reiterated that the program will start in Europe and spread to more nations later this year. The business said that visiting a professional repair provider with licensed technicians who utilize genuine Apple parts is the safest and most dependable option to acquire a repair for the vast majority of customers who do not have experience repairing electronic products.