Apple CEO Tim Cook attends the Wonderlust event at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, California on September 12, 2023.

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An apple in Thursday said is expanding its self-service repair program to include its MacBook Pro and iMac models powered by the latest M3 chip.

The program, which Apple announced in 2021, allows users to repair their own devices by giving them access to the company’s manuals and legitimate Apple parts. This was a major victory for “right to repair” advocates who wanted easier access to the company’s genuine parts and instructions.

Parts are available to customers through Apple’s online self-service repair store. The program covered earlier Apple iPhone and Mac models, but the expansion will cover iMac and MacBook Pro models that use its M3 chip, announced in October.

In an announcement Thursday, Apple said the repair program helps extend the life of devices, which is “good for consumers and good for the planet.”

But customers needn’t worry if they don’t want to or don’t know how to repair their iPhones and Macs.

“For the majority of consumers who are inexperienced in repairing electronic devices, visiting a professional authorized repair provider with certified technicians who use genuine Apple parts is the safest and most reliable way to get a repair,” Apple said.

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