- component /kuhm-POH-nuhnt/
- desire /dih-ZAHYUHR/
- provider /pruh-VAHY-der/
- gadget /GAJ-it /
- authorized /AW-thuh-rahyzd/
[noun] – a part that combines with other parts to form something bigger
The factory manufactures electrical components for automobiles.
[verb] – to want something, especially strongly
Everything you could possibly desire was available at the hotel.
[noun] – someone who provides something
The bank has grown to become a major provider of financial services to the industrial sector.
[noun] – a small device or machine with a particular purpose
I’ve got a clever little gadget for opening jars.
[adjective] – having official permission to do something or for something to happen
This is a restricted area that is only accessible to authorized personnel.
Apple COO Jeff Williams said the move to sell replacement components, which has been desired for years, is designed to provide iPhone users “even more choice if a repair is needed.” However, Apple does not suggest the service to everyone. According to Apple’s blog post, “Self Service Repair is intended for individual technicians with the knowledge and experience to repair electronic devices.” “For the vast majority of customers, visiting a professional repair provider with certified technicians who use genuine Apple parts is the safest and most reliable way to get a repair.”
At the moment, the only option to get your iPhone or other Apple gadget fixed is to go to an Apple Store, send it to Apple, or go to an “Authorized Service Provider” (a third-party store that has been certified by Apple). Given Apple’s history of pushing against legislative programs aimed at giving people the right to fix the gadgets they buy, the decision to introduce Self Service Repair comes as a surprise. A trade association that Apple belongs to railed against President Biden’s recent executive order on competition, which pushes the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to regulate firms attempting to limit consumer rights to repair.
- What Apple gadgets do you know? Could you tell me the advantages of using Apple gadgets?
- Do you buy Apple gadgets every time Apple releases one? Why or why not?
- If you were a technician, would you buy components from Apple’s “Self Service Repair”? Why or why not?
- Do you support Apple’s “Self Service Repair” program?
- What do you think will be the long-term effects of Apple’s “Self Service Program?