Apple has always been highly protective of its hardware, even suing to prevent so-called “right to repair” laws from taking effect. However, Apple’s fight was unlikely to yield a win… so when you can’t beat them, you might as well join them.
The company’s new Self Service Repair program will allow people to order certified tools and components so they can fix devices on their own. Previously, the only way to repair devices within warranty was at one of Apple’s Genius Bar locations.
Apple faced criticism from both consumers and regulators who complained that failure to allow self repair was anti-competitive.
If you further damage your device with Apple’s Self Service kit, you could mess up your warranty.