When Apple introduced its Impartial Restore Supplier Program for the US in 2019, the corporate mentioned it had plans to develop to different nations, as we speak it introduced the certification setup will develop much more. A earlier growth reached Canada and Europe, and including 200 extra nations ought to cowl “practically all” of the locations the place Apple does enterprise, giving “restore suppliers of all sizes entry to real Apple components, instruments, restore manuals, and diagnostics to supply secure and dependable repairs for Apple merchandise.”
Apple promotes this system as a manner for third-party retailers to have the identical assets as its Licensed Service Suppliers, and full widespread out of guarantee repairs on iPhones and different gadgets. This system is free to affix, however does require that retailers assure an Apple-certified tech will do any repairs. For outlets which are a part of this system, the certification examination is free and might be taken on-line.
Prospects can test if a store is a part of this system by visiting Apple’s checklist right here, whereas suppliers curious about becoming a member of ought to test right here. Purposes will open up this week within the following nations: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Prepare dinner 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.