Apple simplifies repair of iPhone screens with new software

Apple simplifies repair of iPhone screens with new software

If there’s something almost as sad as having your iPhone stolen / lost, it’s seeing the broken screen. In addition to disrupting the operation and leaving the device aesthetically awful, those who live in the countryside (like me) still have to go through the repair process, which can take a few days or even a few weeks – not to mention the price charged here for this service.

Regardless of the value, which varies from region to region, the fact is that the replacement of the iPhone screen – mainly after the implementation of Touch ID with the iPhone 5s, and 3D Touch with the iPhone 6s – became increasingly difficult to be performed by any repair shop.

Of course, it is impossible for Apple to handle replacing screens on all iPhones in the world; therefore, as of 2016, the company started to send the machine that performs the calibration of the repaired screens to the CSAAs (Apple Authorized Service Centers), including some stores here in Brazil.

Even with these machines, screen repair and replacement services still required time and availability from CSAAs – a situation that is about to change. Apple said today, in a statement to service providers, that it optimized the calibration of the iPhone screen for software that will be made available for service, as disclosed by iMore.

Apple is excited to announce that it has optimized the iPhone’s display calibration to help its work on display repair within each store.

As of September 17, calibration of the 3D Touch will no longer be required to complete repairs on iPhone 6s and later displays. We optimize the calibration process using software. This means that we can now calibrate a repaired iPhone simply by connecting the device to [redigido] that will perform our calibration and diagnosis, without the need to perform it through hardware. This change will create a more flexible workspace in many stores. Most importantly, it will save time for you and our customers.

Although simpler, this new way of calibrating the sensors on the iPhone screen does not eliminate the need for the famous repair machine we mentioned. Registering the Touch ID with the Secure Enclave and the rest of the hardware still requires the use of hardware designed and provided by Apple.

Still according to the iMore, the novelty is part of Apple’s initiative to better protect customers and the environment, with services that not only work better, but last longer. In this sense, since the fact that iOS 12 is compatible with the same devices as iOS 11, to the use of increasingly resistant and sustainable materials, contribute to the durability of the gadget flagship of Apple.

Apple has not informed the scope or how it will distribute this software for technical assistance; a priori, it is likely that only repair shops in the US will perform the new repair. If we obtain information about Brazilian stores that have already implemented it, we will update this article.

via 9to5Mac