Apple launches independent iPhone repair program

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Apple is expanding its support for third-party iPhone repairs to independent businesses, in addition to Apple Authorized Service Providers (AASP). The announcement comes after Apple started displaying a warning when a third-party iPhone battery replacement is detected.

Meaning, the next time you drop and shatter your iPhone screen, the cellphone repair store in your…

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