Although mobile phones are quite high-tech products nowadays, it is actually very simple to do basic maintenance such as battery replacement and screen replacement. Especially for DIY players, it may not necessarily be to save money, but it is more fun to repair by yourself, so various mobile phone manufacturers have tried to launch self-repair projects. Now Apple has launched Apple’s Self Service Repair, allowing users or individual repairers to repair their iPhones by themselves.
Just judging from the price list on Apple’s official spare parts sales website, this self-repair project is not very cost-effective. For example, the official battery repair kit for the iPhone 13/12 series (including the original battery and screw set) is sold for $69, and after-sales at the Apple Store, the price of the replacement battery is actually $69. Although the screen replacement is a little cheaper than the official after-sales service ($267.96 vs. $279), it is really not a good deal for ordinary users.
Fortunately, Apple currently provides an option to recycle old accessories. If the user sends the replaced old battery back to Apple, it can deduct $24.15. In this way, the price is appropriate. Apple writes:
Self Service Repair is part of Apple’s efforts to further expand access to repairs. For the vast majority of customers who do not have experience repairing electronic devices, visiting a professional repair provider with certified technicians who use genuine Apple parts is the safest and most reliable way to get a repair.