When Apple ad its independent repair provider program for the United States in 2019, the company said it plans to expand to other countries, today he announced the configuration of the certification will increase even more. A previous expansion reached Canada and Europe, and the addition of 200 more countries is expected to cover “almost all” places where Apple does business, giving “repairers of all sizes” access to genuine Apple parts, tools, service manuals and diagnostics to deliver repairs. safe and reliable for Apple products. “
Apple promotes the program as a way for third-party stores to have the same resources as its authorized service providers and to perform routine out-of-warranty repairs on iPhones and other devices. Membership in the program is free, but requires stores to guarantee that an Apple Certified Technician will perform repairs. For stores that are part of the program, the certification exam is free and can be taken online.
Customers can check if a store is part of the program by visiting Apple’s listing here, while vendors interested in joining should check here. Applications will open this week in the following areas: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia , Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu and Vietnam.