Apple writes software to stop home repairs

Apple writes software to stop home repairs

But now it is trying to lock down MacBook Pro and iMac customers from getting the device repaired from third-party vendors.

The part swap was made with an identical MacBook Pro model from earlier this year, which also saw its logic board replaced and then updated to the new macOS Mojave, and this machine also continue to work without problems. If you were to change your MacBook Pro's display, logic board, keyboard, trackpad and the Touch ID, the device will be locked.

These tactics aren't limited to just Apple. You'll likewise require a working framework, which is additionally important to reestablish an iMac Pro. Additionally, the proprietary Apple diagnostic software is available internally only at Apple stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers.

The reports on the fix policy change indicate that Macs that have undergone repairs will not be able to operate unless diagnostic software, known as Apple Service Toolkit 2, is run following the fix.

According to a new report from Motherboard, the company has deployed a new software that needs to be run on new Macs with the T2 chip after certain repairs. Otherwise, the device will be rendered an "an inoperative system and an incomplete fix".

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However, as MacRumors notes, Apple's new requirement for these models is more of a mandatory stipulation because of its T2 chip, which "integrates several previously separate components, including the system management controller, image signal processor, audio controller, and SSD controller". They are based on an alleged leak from the Cupertino giant that states that any repairs conducted on new MacBooks and iMac Pros without Apple's "authorization" will be bricked.

Per a separate report from Motherboard, only Apple's Authorized Service Providers will have access to Apple Service Toolkit 2, so this means these repairs can't be completed at independent fix shops.

Apple previously had declined to supplant bad iPhone batteries if the devices breezed through a diagnostic test, but later offered genuine parts for substitutions.

What do you think about this? Its owners, however, will have to be very careful with the laptop, as they will not be able to self-repair or take advantage of cheaper prices offered by third-party services.

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