IPhone Independent Repair Provider Program Coming to Europe and Canada

Joanna Estrada
July 10, 2020

Any business that wishes to sign up can do so at Apple's dedicated Independent Repair Provider page and it'll be interesting to see what their experience of the program is like. The program was limited to the USA, but Apple today said that more than 140 companies have signed up, with over 700 fix locations now in operation.

In the past, Apple had authorized-service providers like Best Buy perform warranty work.

Morgan Stanley says Apple now has 410 of its 510 retail stores open worldwide, down from 457 last week. Today it is expanding out of the US for the first time. "When a customer needs a fix, we want them to have a range of options that not only suits their needs but also guarantees safety and quality so their iPhone can be used for as long as possible".

Along with today's USA expansion announcement, Apple has stated that Canadian and European locations can now apply for the program, bringing the total number of countries to 32.

Since the launch of the Independent Repair Provider Program last fall, there are now over 700 Independent Repair Provider locations across the USA providing out-of-warranty service for iPhone. To verify that a company participates in the program, visit support.apple.com/repair/verify-repair-provider. There is no cost to join and the training is free for new businesses. You can find additional information about participating outlets here. In total, Apple claims to have tripled the number of fix facilities available to customers over the past three years. This move combined with the Independent Repair Provider Program was arguably in response to various right-to-repair movements spreading around the US. For one thing, it makes it easier for users to get out-of-warranty iPhones properly repaired.

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