Apple’s self-service repair program launched todaygiving iPhone (and eventually Mac) customers the tools and instructions they need To repair their devices at lower cost and convenience from their homes.
To do this, however, you need tools – some of which are proprietary. With the opening of the Self-Service Repair Shop today, you can now purchase these parts individually. However, doing so may not be the most cost-effective method. Spending $85 on a Torque Driver or $13 on a single Torx Security Bit adds up to a significant cost for your repair, and you may only need these tools once or twice.
Fortunately, Apple offers a $49 rental kit (including shipping) that contains all the tools and parts needed to make repairs to certain hardware. There are probably too many parts, depending on the repair you’re doing, but there’s no way to rent individual tools to order.. The rental lasts for 7 days once you receive the kit, after which you are “charged and taxed” with a hold on your credit card.
Just be sure to stretch before trying to drag these combos to your workbench, Because it is huge. Like MacRumors NotesThe two cases that you receive in rented groups weigh 43 pounds and 36 pounds, each separately.. When stacked, cases Measures 20 inches tall and 47 inches tall. It’s safe to say that You can skip the gym on the day of your iPhone repair. Unless you want to cheat and use pod wheels, which I am happy to report Doesn’t cost an extra $700.
What is inside these fat groups? The first case for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 repairs includes the Hot Screen Removal Tool and the Heated Display Pocket, a pair of tech devices that cost about $350 to buy separately. In the other case are various parts, including battery and display pistons, repair tray, torque motors, screw bits and sticky caps. You can find a full list at Q&A section of Toolkit Rental page.
But what if you only need one torque Driver, I do not want to buy it to keep? I guess I’ll have to go to the gym to be able to put up with it all extra equipment.
seriously, I’m excited to see what’s included in the rental kits for Mac repairs once Apple adds laptops and desktops to its self-service repair program later this year. Leaving aside, a rental service seems like a legitimately great way to save money on genuine components that most people don’t have in their toolbox. Only if you could only rent Selected tools You also need individually. And if only Apple’s New Right to Repair Initiative supported older iPhone models—you know, those most in need of repairs or replacement parts.