Google & iFixit Team Up To Make Pixel Displays, Batteries And Other Parts Available…. Are You Paying Attention Apple?

Clearly the announcement by Samsung that it was teaming up with iFixit to make parts and tools available for their phones, Google clearly felt that they had to do the same thing. Which leads me to this announcement that caught my attention:

We’re delighted to announce that we are working with Google to sell genuine parts for Pixel phones, starting later this year.  You can learn more about it in Google’s blog post.

We will be continuing to write our step-by-step Google Pixel phone repair guides, which are comprehensive going all the way back to the original Pixel. Repair guides are live for every Pixel through the Pixel 5, and we are writing guides for the 5a6, and 6 Pro right now.

Our parts selection will include everything you need for the most common Google Pixel repairs—batteries, displays, cameras, and more. We will sell them both individually and as part of Fix Kits, which include all the tools you need to fix your Google Pixel, from screwdriver bits to spudgers. 

Starting later this year, genuine Pixel spare parts will be available for purchase at for Pixel 2 through Pixel 6 Pro, as well as future Pixel models, in the USUKCanadaAustralia, and European Union countries where Pixel is available.

This is great news for people who want to be able to fix their own phones. And it’s way better than Apple’s announcement/non-announcement where they say that they want to give customers the ability to repair their own stuff but so far hasn’t delivered on that. So the question is, with both Samsung and Google embracing the ability for customers to repair their own devices, will Apple get serious about doing the same thing rather than paying lip service to it? I guess we’ll have to see.

One Response to “Google & iFixit Team Up To Make Pixel Displays, Batteries And Other Parts Available…. Are You Paying Attention Apple?”

  1. […] then we’ve heard nothing from Apple. Meanwhile both Samsung and Google have launched self repair programs that simply destroy anything that Apple said that they were […]

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