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23:35  28 march  2019
23:35  28 march  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Apple is further loosening its grip on tricky iPhone repairs and allowing owners to get their devices fixed at a place other than the Apple Store, Reuters reports. According to the news agency, the company intends to install its fabled "Horizon" machines in about 400 external repair centers across.

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The tech giant historically keeps tight control of repairs to its products.

Activists pushing for changes to Apple's repair policies may notch another win soon.

An internal Apple presentation from last year, leaked to Motherboard, details how the iPhone maker plans to allow outside technicians access to diagnostic apps and more parts for its devices. The result, according to the report, would be that Apple device owners wouldn't have to send their gadget to the company's repair centers for complex work.

Apple will reportedly allow repairs for iPhones with third-party batteries

Apple will reportedly allow repairs for iPhones with third-party batteries Apple's always been really strict to deny any kind of service or repair when it comes to iPhones with third-party components. Now, it seems to have relaxed this policy, and will allow repairs for iPhones with aftermarket batteries at its Genius Bars and Apple authorized service providers internationally. French blog iGeneration was the first to report this development yesterday, and MacRumors subsequently obtained internal documents that confirmed the news.

An internal Apple presentation from last year, leaked to Motherboard, details how the iPhone maker plans to allow outside technicians access to diagnostic The move is the latest sign Apple is changing its rules in response to a growing movement of people pushing for legislation that would let users

Apple appears to be loosening its grip on iPhone , Mac repairs The tech giant historically keeps tight control of repairs to its products. Activists pushing for changes to Apples repair policies may notch another win soon.

The move is the latest sign Apple is changing its rules in response to a growing movement of people pushing for legislation that would let users repair their devices on their own or through professionals. Advocates such as the device repair company iFixIt argue that tech companies like Apple should let users fix their phones and computers on their own or through independent repair shops.

More than a dozen states, including Apple's home of California, have considered passing laws supporting this idea. Even Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a presidential candidate from Massachusetts, said she supports broader repair rights.

"Apart from a few very select Apple Authorized Repair Providers, no one has access to the genuine, OEM parts Apple uses to make these devices, or the diagnostics and schematics that Apple keeps so close to the chest," iFixIt wrote on its website Thursday. "Apple's new plan, as described in these documents, seems like a step in the right direction."

Apple didn't respond to a request for comment.

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