(Reuters) – Apple Inc said on Monday it had expanded a program that provides parts and training to independent repair shops to cover its Mac computers.
Apple initially launched the program last year, but it only covered iPhones, the company’s biggest-selling product. Mac users previously either had to use Apple or an authorized warrant service provider to get fixes with parts directly from Apple.
This new program allows non-Apple, independent repair shops to receive parts and training from Apple to repair devices that are out-of-warranty. Initially starting in the US, it expanded to Europe and 32 additional countries including Canada. More than 140 businesses in more than 700 locations had signed up according to the company.