According to an internal memo obtained by MacRumors, Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers around the world will continue to offer same-machine repair for all four iPhone 14 models without replacing the entire device.
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The policy went into effect last week, and Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers are now ordering parts to complete iPhone 14 series repairs in-store. Before the launch of the same-machine repair program, if the iPhone 12 encountered some specific problems that were difficult to repair, Apple would usually take the whole machine to replace the way, “same-machine repair” to put it bluntly is to give you a replacement part, where it is broken to replace where.
The standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus models released by Apple in September of this year have a removable back glass design, which facilitates subsequent repairs. This is the first model since the iPhone 4S that can be opened from the front and back. This change does not extend to the iPhone 14 Pro models, which can only be opened from the front.
In the U.S., replacement batteries for any iPhone 14 model at the Apple Store cost $99, compared to $69 for previous models. Customers with AppleCare + can replace their iPhone battery for free, but only if the battery is less than 80 percent of its original capacity.