Apple changed its attitude to the small repair services and will help to purchase the original materials for the iPhone. The hi-tech giant started the Independent Repair Provider Program. By this, unauthorized businesses which carry out the replacement of cracked screens, dead batteries, and back glasses. More serious breakages will handle Apple-certified technicians.

According to this program, the iPhone owners whose guarantee period expired can hand in for repair their smartphones to the non-certified Apple company shops. Apple gives access to the Apple-genuine parts to all interested workshops. All independent affiliates will also get free access to the training materials and other resources. Prices for details will be the same as the authorized resellers offer.

Several shops in Europe, North America, and Asia had already signed up for the trial cooperation with Apple to test the advantages of new service policy.
Another benefit of this program is the reduction of demand for parts from the grey market and more qualitative service as a consequence.