- Apples Independent Repair Provider program expands globally
- Apple’s independent repair provider programme coming to Zimbabwe
- Independent technicians to benefit from expansion.
Apples independent repair program will later this year be available in more than 200 countries including Zimbabwe.
The program gives iPhone users a chance to access quality, reliable and safe repairs for their apple products by offering certified repair providers access to genuine parts, tools, repair manuals and diagnostics for both in and out of warranty repairs.
The program comes which employment opportunities for technicians in the selected countries. In Canada, the USA and Europe where the program was first launched in 2019, there are now 1500 independent repair provider locations which mean more than 1500 jobs have been created through the program and hosting the program could bring the Same results in the selected countries.
All independent repair providers in the program will be able to purchase quality tools and parts at the same price as Apples Authorised Service Providers (AASPs) and get free training, repair manuals and diagnostics.
To qualify, repair providers only need to have an Apple-certified technician to perform the repairs and becoming certified to repair Apple products requires passing exams through an online Authorised Testing Centre. Certifications are updated on a per-product basis annually. Companies applying are required to be an established business, with business verification documents available for review by Apple. They must also maintain a commercial walk-in service location in an easily accessible location. The process for certification is simple and free of charge. NOTE: A residential address will not be accepted as a service location.
Beginning this week technicians in South Africa and 38 other countries can start applying for the program @ support.apple.com/irp-program. The program will later this year be expanded to almost every country that sells apple devices including Zimbabwe.