According to a Leaked Memo, the change could help Apple cut its Carbon Footprint.
According to reports, Apple told staff that its stores and approved third-party repair shops will soon be able to fix Face ID hardware faults without having to replace the complete iPhone. A TrueDepth camera part, which comprises the Face ID and front-facing camera modules, may be available to technicians. According to an internal memo obtained by MacRumors, they’ll be able to swap it out for an iPhone.
According to reports, the part may reduce the amount of whole-device replacements, lowering the company’s carbon impact. Although Apple didn’t address pricing in the message, it’s reasonable to assume that a new part would be less expensive than a replacement device. Furthermore, consumers would not have to worry about their data being lost or having to be restored.
The part will work with iPhone XS and subsequent iPhones, according to the claim. As a result, iPhone X owners may be left out.
If Apple does give the part to authorized professionals, it appears to be a win-win situation for everyone. It should boost Apple’s serviceability efforts, as the company announced a few months ago that it would sell iPhone and Mac parts to users and provide repair guides to help them tackle hardware faults on their own.
Face ID ceased working in some situations after the screen was replaced by a third-party repair shop shortly after the iPhone 13 was released. With the release of iOS 15.2 in December, Apple appeared to have fixed the problem.
It’s unclear when this new repair procedure will go into effect. Technicians will obtain training and paperwork at a later period, according to the business.
The iPhone X was the first device to have Apple’s Face ID technology. The announcement comes just a few months after Apple unveiled its new “Self Service Repair” initiative, which might make fixes even easier. Apple will use the program to teach customers how to repair their smartphones at home while also providing them the necessary parts and tools. Customers will also earn credit for recycling their spent parts when they return them after repairing their devices.
Apple launched a new self-service repair program for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 last year, allowing consumers who are comfortable doing their own repairs with genuine Apple parts to do so. Customers will also earn credit for recycling their spent parts when they return them after repairing their devices.
Meanwhile, Apple is expected to release the iPhone 14 in or around September, according to a source from a Chinese news outlet, and TSMC is ready to accept all 5G modem orders for Apple’s future iPhones.