Apple today announced that customers and independent repair shops will be able to use original Apple used parts for repairs beginning later this year.

Apple told the Washington Post that the new policy would initially apply to parts in iPhone 15 models and newer, including displays, batteries and cameras. Apple’s press release states that the policy will eventually extend to biometric sensors used for Face ID and Touch ID. Apple’s existing parts “pairing” process will confirm whether a used part is genuine or not.

In the fall, Apple says that calibration of new and used Apple genuine parts will take place on the device after the part is installed. If an iPhone has been repaired, a “Parts and Service History” section appears in the Settings app under General → About, and Apple says it will expand this section to indicate whether an original part is new or old. ‘occasion.

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