Apple will put its screen repair machines in 400 third-party service centers by end of 2017

Posted on: Wed, 2017-06-07 - 22:09 By: danie

Apple will put its proprietary screen repair machines in hundreds of third-party locations by the end of 2017, making it easier for customers to fix cracked, damaged, or otherwise broken iPhone displays. Reuters reports that Apple will outfit some 400 authorized repair centers in 25 different countries with the machines, which it calls “Horizon.” The machine is the only one that can install a replacement fingerprint sensor, for example, as other repair procedures won’t be able to tell the iPhone’s processor to accept the new hardware.

Reuters notes that the company doesn’t specify how much it earns from screen repairs, but with standard procedures costing $129 without AppleCare+, analysts estimate it pulls in between $1 and $2 billion a year in revenue.

See https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/7/15751890/apple-repair-screen-crack-machine-third-party
Apple will put its screen repair machines in 400 third-party service centers by end of 2017

Apple will put its proprietary screen repair machines in hundreds of third-party locations by the end of 2017, making it easier for customers to fix cracked, damaged, or otherwise broken iPhone...

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