The launch of Apple's Self Service Repair program in the US was somewhat of a surprise.
The Self Service Repair program has been expanded to Europe, which now includes Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the UK.
Apple's Self Service Repair Store can now be used by customers in these countries to order genuine Apple parts and tools. Many of the most common repairs for the iPhone 12 and 13 lineups, as well as for Mac notebooks with Apple Silicon inside, will be performed by customers willing to do the repairs themselves.
Apple said in a press release that the parts are the same, and offered at the same price, as the ones available to Apple's authorized repair providers. Many cases, customers will receive credit off their purchase in return for sending in replacements.
We want customers to have many options when they need a repair. Apple COO Jeff Williams said in a statement that they are excited to launch Self Service Repair in Europe.
It is cheaper to do one-off repairs with Apple's tool rental kit.
There is no word on when the Self Service Repair program will be available in the rest of Europe.