Apple hasn’t divulged the full range of repairs that will be available, but it promises over a dozen different repair options for each model. This includes some of the most common culprits, such as the display, the top case with the battery, and the trackpad. These repairs previously required an Apple technician, but now, crafty MacBook owners will be able to indulge in some DIY instead.
The company explains that the first step to repairing your MacBook will involve reading the official manual. Next, you’ll have to head over to the Apple Repair Store itself and purchase the parts that you’ll need. Parts aside, you’ll also need Apple’s toolkit to carry out the repairs. If you foresee further repairs in your future, you can buy the kit to own it yourself, but if not, Apple will offer rentals for $49. These rented kits are shipped free of charge and will be available for a week before you’ll need to ship them back.
Once the repairs are complete, you’ll be left with spare old parts, but Apple can take care of those — send them in and they will be refurbished or recycled. The company teases that in many cases, this will give you some extra credit, but it doesn’t go into any further detail on that matter. We don’t yet know the pricing of the actual parts, but all in all, this should prove to be a cheaper alternative to get your M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro up to speed again.