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Apple Parts are Genuine or Not Can Be Checked

Apple has long prioritised the use of authentic Apple parts in iPhone repairs, and now, with iOS15.2, you can check to see if any non-genuine parts were used in yours. If you only buy new iPhones, this isn’t likely to be of interest to you; but, if you buy iPhones used on Craigslist, Facebook, or eBay, you should check the components and service history before agreeing to the deal.

Many dishonest dealers try to sell iPhones that have been repaired with unapproved parts, which might be dangerous. Under typical working conditions, for example, a fake iPhone battery could swell—or even explode—and that’s not a risk worth taking.

However, the term “non-genuine parts” is a little deceptive, as Apple is known to prevent part swaps even across iPhones. Some parts are simply hardcoded to your device, as iFixit learned. You can’t take the display from a brand new iPhone and put it in another iPhone, as iFixit discovered. The Right to Fix campaign has long advocated for easier ways to repair broken iPhones, and Apple recently took a good first step by making genuine Apple parts and equipment available to the public.

Your friendly neighbourhood iPhone repair specialist can instantly verify if everything went properly with the repair with iOS 15.2’s Parts and Service History feature. To examine your iPhone’s parts and service history, you’ll need to update to iOS 15.2. The update was available in the iOS public beta programme at the time of publishing. You will only be able to see your iPhone’s components and service history if it has been serviced, even if you have iOS 15.2. This option does not appear in Settings if you purchased a new iPhone and it has never taken in for any kind of hardware service.

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