To all of us who have suffered the misfortune that the iPhone stops working properly in its day, we have been surprised that the solution proposed by Apple was to deliver a new device to the user (well, rather reconditioned). This seems to be going to end thanks to the company’s new strategy with its new phones.
To this day, when an iPhone or other Apple device experiences hardware problems, Apple technicians perform an analysis of the device to determine if it can be easily repaired or if the device needs to be completely replaced if the affected component is darn hard To fix. Now it seems that the company has found a way to more easily fix these pieces of hardware that until now gave it nothing but headaches, eliminating the need to deliver a new iPhone to the affected user.
The New Way to Fix iPhone 12
We have always said that you treat your iPhone with care because, if it is out of warranty, fixing certain components, such as the iPhone screen, can cost you a good handful of euros. Luckily the company evolves, albeit later than soon, and it will make it easier to repair at least some of its new phones.
In an internal note sent to Genius Bars and Apple Authorized Service Providers (AASP) obtained by MacRumors, Apple reported today that their technical service workers will soon have access to a new repair method that will allow them to fix more parts of the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 without ordering a replacement unit. Apparently, the company will soon be able to repair components such as Face ID sensors and even cracked rear glass on the iPhone 12 models, something that until now involved changing the iPhone for a new one.
The new “iPhone Rear System,” referred to as this new repair strategy, will allow Apple to replace the phone’s motherboard, Face ID sensors, and even the rear glass of an iPhone much more easily. If you go to an Apple Store right now with a problem that affects these components, the Cupertino employee will only give you the option to replace the device with a new one. But in a few weeks, things may change.
The cameras, irreplaceable
Of course, although now repairing more iPhone components is easier, there are others that continue to involve changing the device. Currently, the only components that will not be eligible for a repair on the same unit are the cameras, which still require a replacement unit.