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Apple Locking Down Macs Repaired by Third Party Service Centres

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Apple always wanted it’s customers to visit the Apple Service Centres or Apple Authorised Service Centres for any issue with their iDevice. But we all know that going to an Apple Service Centre or Apple Authorised Service Centres can be pretty expensive visit. As at these places they charge a substantially huge amount for the repairs and services. This was the time when the Third-Party Service Centres came into the picture, they provide easy Fixes to the problems as well as they are way cheaper than the Apple Service Centre or Apple Authorised Service Centres.

But now, Apple is taking steps due to which it’s customers will be forced to visit the Apple Service Centre or Apple Authorised Service Centres for any kind of repairs because hence Apple will be locking down Macs that will be repaired by Third-Party Service Centre.

Apple Locking Down Macs Repaired by Third Party Service Centres

Now the question is that how does Apple get’s to know that you’re getting your 2018 Mac repaired from an Authorised Store or a Third-Party Store. The new obstacle appears to originate from the new Apple T2 Chip Apple incorporates with the 2018 MacBook Pro and iMac Pro as they should pass the diagnostic tool to empower certain repairs.

The T2 chip is used in many ways including system management and controlling the SSDs, but the most important point is that it handles elements of security by using a secure enclave coprocessor that delivers encrypted storage, secure boot capabilities and authenticates Touch ID. It looks like Apple doesn’t want any of the Third-Party Repair Centres to mess with the all new T2.

Apple Locking Down Macs Repaired by Third Party Service Centres

According to a document received by MacRumours, third-parties can’t repair the MacBook Pro’s display assembly, logic board, trackpad, keyboard or Touch ID. For the iMac Pro, the restricted repairs apply to the flash storage and logic board.

The new repair restriction is part of the Apple Service Toolkit 2 software that is limited to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers. Which means that the third-party repair shops that specialize on Macs won’t be able to perform some repairs. Customers will have to go to an Apple Service Centres or Apple Authorised Service Centres for any repairs hence forth and which is going to be an expensive repair if the device is out of warranty.

What do you think about this step taken by Apple by adding the new T2 Chip in the 2018 Macbooks and iMacs? Are you one of the owners of these devices and are you being affected by this step of Apple? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Punit Khatrihttps://ideviceguide.com
Founder and Editor-in-Chief. Punit is an Apple fan boy who loves to cover all news related to Apple and it's latest devices. Constantly trying to help the general public by sharing content that makes it simple and easy for them to understand the latest technology and the updates around.

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