Apple today announced a good expansion of repair services for iGadgets: the retail giant Best Buy it is now also part of its network of authorized services.
With almost 1,000 stores from Best Buy distributed across the United States, Apple customers now have an even larger network for device repairs – mainly in cities like Yuma (Arizona), Sioux City (Iowa), Twin Falls (Idaho), Casper (Wyoming) and Bismarck (North Dakota).
In addition to facilitating access, Apple and Best Buy also said that most repairs will be carried out on the same day, thanks to the 7,600 new Apple-certified technicians who can now repair iPhones and others gadgets.
All repairs are, of course, duly certified and use genuine parts / components, in the same way as customer service at Apple Stores. According to the vice president of AppleCare, Tara Bunch, the novelty envisions bringing this type of technical assistance to even more customers of the company.
At Apple, we are dedicated to providing the best service to our customers. If a consumer needs to repair your products, we want them to feel confident that repairs are done safely and correctly. We are always looking at how we can reliably expand our network of trained technicians and are excited to partner with all Best Buy stores, making it even easier for our customers to find an authorized repair location near them.
In addition to Apple retail stores, there are more than 1,800 Apple Authorized Service Centers in the US that use certified parts “for safety, quality and reliability” for consumers. The number of service in the country is now 3x higher than it was 3 years ago, which means that 8 out of 10 Apple customers will be 20 minutes away from authorized service.
Such an initiative may also be related to the Right to Repair (Right to Repair), a movement in the USA that demands greater flexibility on the part of manufacturers to offer (or allow) the repair of devices in outsourced assistance. Last March, we even reported that Apple would be changing its stance on repair laws – and perhaps that is one of those changes.