Apple announced its Self Service Repair facility will be available for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro notebooks with M1 chips.
Apple will be providing repair manuals and genuine Apple parts and tools through the Apple Self Service Repair Store.
Self Service Repair for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro offers different repair types for each model, including the display, top case with battery, and trackpad, with more to come. Customers who are experienced with the complexities of repairing electronic devices will be able to complete repairs on Mac notebooks.
To start the Self Service Repair process, a customer will first review the repair manual for the product they want to repair by visiting support.apple.com/self-service-repair. Then, they can visit the Apple Self Service Repair Store and order the necessary parts and tools.
Apple will offer rental kits for $49. This means, customers who do not want to purchase tools for a single repair still have access to these professional repair tools. Customers will have access to the tool kit for one week and it will be shipped free of charge.
Over the past three years, Apple has nearly doubled the number of service locations with access to Apple parts, tools, and training, including more than 3,500 Independent Repair Providers.
A global network of more than 5,000 Apple Authorized Service Providers supports more than 100,000 active technicians. As a result, eight out of 10 Apple customers in the US are located within 20 minutes of an authorized service provider.
In April, Apple launched self-repair services for select iPhones models in the United States, with plans to expand the service to Europe this year.
The development comes close on the heels of Apple agreeing to pay $50 million to settle a class-action lawsuit related to butterfly keyboards on some models of MacBook laptop.