Genuine parts for the M1 iMac, M1 Mac mini, and M1 Mac Studio are now
Apple has once more increased the scope of its self-repair program. People in the US can now attempt to fix problems with the M1 iMac, M1 Mac mini, Mac Studio, and Apple Studio Display themselves using legitimate components, repair guides, and tools, as mentioned by Six Colors and The Verge.
The self-repair program is intended for people who prefer doing repairs themselves rather than bringing their broken device to Apple or an Apple Store or lacking the time, patience, skills, or confidence to do so. To prove that you have truly read the necessary instructions, you must input a code from the manual at the time of purchase or rental, even though you can purchase all the components and rent the tools you require.
In April, Apple launched the Self Service Repair program in the US by making manuals and parts available for a few different iPhone models. Since then, more regions and Mac laptops have been added to the program's reach.
Prior to the expected implementation of right-to-repair laws in the US and Europe, Apple launched the program. President Joe Biden issued an executive order in 2021 with the goal of enhancing competition in the US economy, particularly in the IT industry. The Federal Trade Commission was requested to outlaw "anticompetitive limitations on using independent repair shops or performing DIY repairs of your own gadgets and equipment," among other things.
On these matters, the agency has adopted a more assertive posture. It accused three businesses (including Weber and Harley-Davidson) of threatening to void warranties for customers who used aftermarket components or independent repair facilities, and in July, those businesses announced agreements with those businesses.
In April, Apple's self-service repair program made its debut in the US, supporting a number of iPhone SE, iPhone 12, and iPhone 13 components. In August, compatibility for the M1 MacBook Air and M1 MacBook Pro was added for the Mac.
The program was made available earlier this month outside of the US in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the UK. Customers of Apple in such nations have access to the same resources as those in the US for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13.
There is currently no information regarding an expansion for customers outside of the United States regarding the new addition to Mac desktops and the Studio Display. The M1 MacBooks are not supported by the self-service repair program in various European nations.