iFixit criticizes Apple’s self-repair program for MacBooks, says it makes them look less repairable

iFixit has criticized Apple’s recently introduced self-repair program for MacBooks, saying it makes MacBooks look less repairable. Apple has recently opened its repair program for professional users to include MacBooks, while iFixit has had guides for multiple MacBook models for a while now.

In a new blog post, iFixit says that Apple’s process is potentially intimidating for users who want to officially fix their own MacBooks. The length and complexity of Apple’s guides seems to be the issue here, prompting a response from noted repairability champions.

iFixit says Apple’s approach is too complicated for easy-fix movement

Apple MacBook Battery Repair Slide

A slide from the MacBook repair guide, showing the top case replacement requirement. (Image credit: Apple)

iFixit has been a champion of auto repair with its many accompanying tools and guides. Apple has taken a fair amount of blame for the lack in this department. However, iFixit has raised Apple’s repairability scores for publishing manuals. However, the company says that might not have been the right move, as these new manuals are a step backwards.

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