Apple announce Self Service Repair

Interesting move from Apple, but I'm curious about how much parts will cost. The battery in my iPhone 8 Plus (not covered by this program) is pretty unhealthy and I can get a third party replacement part, with tools, for about £16. I'd imagine the Apple option will be significantly more expensive and may not come with the necessary tools.

There's also the matter of IP67 water resistance rating that you give up by performing a repair of your own.

Overall, this is a good move.

I wonder if the availability of these parts will start an ecosystem for being able to reuse things like the camera module with a Raspberry Pi.

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