Broken smartphone


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Have some superior tech skills and a broken iPhone 12 or 13? Apple is offering you a new way to save some cash.

Apple, which last year announced a self-service repair program that would allow people to buy parts to fix their phones, opened an online repair store this week. The store offers more than 200 parts and tools, plus user manuals, so that customers can fix newer iPhone models: the iPhone 12, 13, and third-generation SE. 

And for those who don't want to buy tools for a (hopefully) one-time fix, Apple offers tool kit rentals for $49. The kits, which are available for a week of use, will ship to customers for free. 

Right now, the program is available only for late-model phone owners who want to replace their screen, battery, or camera. However, Apple will later sell parts to let users fix their own Macs, too.

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