Spare parts are now available
According to an internal memo, which MacRumors is available, an important change took effect last week: technicians in the Apple Store or at a certified workshop can now repair the iPhone 14 without having to replace the entire device. This innovation affects all four offshoots of the current generation, including the Pro variants. Individual components can now be ordered so that the replacement of the entire device is no longer necessary. Furthermore, it does not matter where the affected iPhone 14 is repaired: the new options are available worldwide. The entire device should therefore only be replaced in exceptional cases.
Pro models harder to repair
Repairing damage on the iPhone 14 (Plus) is significantly easier than on the iPhone 13, for example: the glass back can be replaced without having to remove the device’s display. As a result, technicians can also change the logic board and other modules in a comparatively less time-consuming manner. According to iFixit, the iPhone 14 without a name suffix is the “most repair-friendly iPhone in years”. However, Cupertino did not make any improvements in terms of repairability for the Pro versions (see here).
Incidentally, anyone who causes self-inflicted damage that is not covered by insurance has to dig deep into their pockets: A defective display on the iPhone 14 costs 339 euros, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max even costs 489 euros.
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