Apple Diagnostics now offers self-service repair

If you're familiar with electronics repair, Apple now has diagnostic capabilities that give you the same repair options as a professional service provider.

Have you ever wanted to test your iPhone, Mac or MacBook to see what's wrong? Apple already offers the feature now, but you should probably know more about how to repair your device than the average person using it.

Today, Apple announced a new Apple Diagnostics for Self-Service Repair tool for anyone who wants to use it. The service offers the same testing capabilities as authorized service providers and independent repair providers, which means you'll be able to learn more about the functionality and performance of the components inside your device. This can be handy if you're not entirely sure what the problem is. However, since Apple says this is a "new" tool, it may differ in some ways from what's available from authorized repair providers.

Additionally, Apple warns that anyone using it should have "experience repairing electronic devices" and recommends "visiting a professional Apple Authorized Service Provider and having certified technicians use genuine Apple parts - as per Designed and tested to internationally recognized standards – the safest and most reliable way to get your fix.”

Currently, the diagnostic tool is only available in the United States, but Apple says it will be available in Europe next year. The company also announced that it has expanded its self-service repair service to 24 additional European countries, and expanded the devices that can now be repaired through self-service to include the iPhone 15 series, M2 Mac (mini, Pro and Studio), 14-inch and 16-inch M2 MacBook Pro, and 15-inch MacBook Air.

Overall, the announcement now adds to Apple's self-repair program to include 35 Apple products that offer self-repair options in 33 countries.