Apple’s Self-Service Program Requires A Serial Number To Match Parts

Apple’s self-service repair program has now officially launched in the U.S., but right-to-repair advocacy groups say that it isn’t as big a win for the right-to-repair movement as the company is making it out to be. Apple announced its self-service repair program last November, promising users that they would soon be able to fix their iPhones and Macs on their own using genuine parts from Apple’s online store. The dramatic change in stance came following intense pressure from right-to-repair activists who criticized Apple for its dubious stance on third-party repairs.
One of the biggest proponents of right-to-repair is …