It is interesting to note that, from time to time, Apple has been following two somewhat opposite paths with respect to unauthorized repairs on your devices. On the one hand, the company now allowed iPhones with non-original batteries to be repaired at authorized centers and began providing genuine parts for unauthorized assistance; On the other hand, it made explicit the use of parallel batteries in iOS devices and got involved in a debate about the Battery Sade feature.
Of course, the arrival of new iPhones would reserve new chapters for the Apple saga with unauthorized assistance. He gave another: Ma published today a new supporting document, referring to the iPhones 11 and 11 Pro, revealing that start displaying alerts on these devices if they are equipped with parallel market panels.
More specifically, if you bring your new iPhone to an unauthorized repair center and the technician replaces the device's screen with a non-original part, a notification appears on your lock screen that the component is not in the genus; This notification will be there for 4 days. It will then appear for 15 days on the Settings app home page. Finally, the warning will be displayed permanently in the General About.
Apple notes that the warning is for informational purposes only, this in no way affects the functionality of your device. The idea is just to make it easier for Apple Authorized Service Centers, as technicians at these locations can more easily check some important information (such as screen status) without opening the device. Non-genuine screen information is even incorporated into the device profile so that it can be displayed on an external diagnostic even if the panel is broken.
IPhones 11 and 11 Pro will have similar warnings if their batteries are replaced with non-original components but this is not new, as similar behavior was already adopted in the XR and XS iPhones. The question of the screens it indicates (and exclusive to the 2019 handsets).
From this, it is clear that Apple's priority is to reinforce the importance of using original parts. The company highlights in its new support page that parallel market displays may be of poor quality and have problems or deficiencies, such as lack of Multi-touch or to True tone, incorrect calibration, uneven or below-expected brightness, and many others.