When Apple introduced its Independent Repair Provider Program for the US in 2019, the company stated it had plans to develop to different international locations, today it announced the certification setup will develop much more. A earlier growth reached Canada and Europe, and including 200 extra international locations ought to cover “nearly all” of the locations the place Apple does business, giving “repair providers of all sizes access to genuine Apple parts, tools, repair manuals, and diagnostics to offer safe and reliable repairs for Apple products.”
Apple promotes the program as a means for third-party outlets to have the identical resources as its Authorized Service Providers, and full frequent out of guarantee repairs on iPhones and different units. The program is free to affix, however does require that outlets assure an Apple-certified tech will do any repairs. For outlets which might be a part of the program, the certification examination is free and will be taken on-line.
Customers can test if a store is a part of the program by visiting Apple’s listing here, whereas suppliers curious about becoming a member of ought to test here. Applications will open up this week within the following international locations: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, and Vietnam.