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Apple extends iPhone repair services across U.S., Canada, Europe


It seems fair to say that Apple has never had an easy relationship with third party iPhone repair services, so it’s good news that it has expanded provision of repair services by extending its Independent Repair Provider Program to more shops in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

A step forward

Just a few years ago, Apple fell foul of regulators and consumer groups when it attempted to make life much harder for customers who had used independent repair service providers.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission took the company to court, and the ‘Right to Repair’ movement remains a vibrant force.

That’s hardly surprising.

After all, for a lot of people, officially sanctioned Apple repairs seem too expensive, which has prompted the appearance of smaller third-party iPhone repair services across the planet.

It’s not rocket science to figure out why: Apple’s products are more expensive initially, but offer outstanding value across their life.

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