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Apple’s Independent Repair Provider program expands, Philippines included

Gelo Gonzales
Apple’s Independent Repair Provider program expands, Philippines included

APPLE. The Apple logo is seen at an Apple Store in Brooklyn, New York, U. October 23, 2020

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Repair providers for the now-global program will get access to genuine Apple parts, tools, repair manuals, and diagnostics

Apple’s Independent Repair Provider program will be expanding to “nearly every country where Apple products are sold,” the company announced, Monday, March 29.

The program was originally launched in 2019 in the US, expanding to Europe and Canada in 2020. It is meant to enable repair providers access to genuine Apple parts, tools, repair manuals, and diagnostics, to complement the support provided by Apple’s Authorized Service Providers, and official Apple Stores.

Consumers can verify whether a repair provider is part of the program at support.apple.com/repair/verify-repair-provider.

Joining the program comes at no cost to the repair provider, and will need to commit to having an Apple-certified technician to perform the repairs. Details of the program can be found here.

The program will begin in countries including the Philippines, Australia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and Japan, to name a few, this week. More countries will be able to join later this year, Apple said. – Rappler.com

Gelo Gonzales

Gelo Gonzales is Rappler’s technology editor. He covers consumer electronics, social media, emerging tech, and video games.