An article published on the firm’s website states that the Independent Repair Provider programme has been expanded globally and will be applied to more than 200 countries worldwide, including Vietnam.
Originally launched in 2019, the scheme enables repair providers of all sizes to gain access to genuine Apple parts, tools, repair manuals, and diagnostics, offering safe and reliable repairs for various Apple products.
At present, there are now over 1,500 Independent Repair Provider locations serving customers throughout the US, Canada, and Europe.
All repair service providers operating within the programme will enjoy access to free training from Apple, along with the same genuine parts as both Apple Authorized Service Providers (AASPs) and Apple Store locations.
To qualify for the scheme, the providers must commit to having an Apple-certified technician perform the repairs.
“Qualifying repair providers can purchase genuine Apple parts and tools at the same price as AASPs and receive free access to training, repair manuals, and diagnostics”, says Apple.
Besides Vietnam, Apple has stated that Italy, Cambodia, Japan, Laos, and plenty of other Asian and African countries also made the list of countries that will be able to apply to become an Independent Repair Provider.