Joshua Tree National Park in California – Click on the image for a large enlargement
In Apple’s first press release this morning, they announce that they’re celebrating 106 years of the US National Park Service by introducing more ways to learn about and support America’s parks. These offers include a $10 donation to the National Park Foundation from the company for every Apple Pay purchase made with Apple through August 28,1 along with special content and collections on Apple Maps, Apple Podcasts and more.
“Every time I visit our national parks, as I recently did in Yosemite and Glacier, I feel the sense of wonder, tranquility and quiet reverence that only nature can inspire,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We are proud to partner with the organizations and communities that maintain our parks, educate us about their history and share it with the world. These treasures are worth protecting, today and for all generations to come.” To learn more, read the full Apple #1 press release.
Apple expands self-service repair to MacBooks
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In Apple’s second press release this morning, they announced that self-service repair will be available tomorrow for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops with the M1 family of chips, providing repair manuals and genuine Apple parts and tools through Apple. Apple’s self-service repair store. Self Service Repair for iPhone launched earlier this year and the program will expand to more countries, starting in Europe, as well as other Mac models later this year.
Self-Service Repair for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro offers more than a dozen different repair types for each model, including display, top case with battery, and trackpad, with more to come. Customers who are experienced with the intricacies of electronic device repair will be able to complete repairs on these Mac notebook computers, with access to many of the same parts and tools available at Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers.
To start the self-service repair process, the customer will first review the repair manual for the product they wish to repair by visiting support.apple.com/self-service-repair. They can then visit Apple’s self-service repair store and order the necessary parts and tools. To learn more about this, read Apple’s full press release #2.