Google has partnered with iFixit to supply both standalone alternative screens, batteries, charging ports, adhesives, and rear cameras or restore kits with this stuff. The restore kits will characteristic quite a lot of gadgets to assist repair the gadget together with an iOpener to open the gadget and an adhesive seal to seal all of it again up. There may also be detailed restore manuals for the commonest points.
The gadgets can be found for Pixel 2 by way of Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro gadgets. It has been promised there will likely be restore kits for the Pixel 6a and that Google and iFixit will quickly provide a higher number of elements for Pixel fashions 2 and later. The elements and restore kits will likely be accessible within the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and varied different European nations where Pixel gadgets are bought. At the second, costs vary from roughly $22 USD to just about $200 USD for various sorts of elements and kits. There will likely be a chance to buy the gadgets wholesale by way of iFixit’s Pro community as properly.
These elements and restore kits had been introduced earlier this yr and are a victory for individuals who assist right-to-repair. According to iFixit, “It’s refreshing to see more and more companies voluntarily stepping up and offering access to genuine parts… Since we’ve been working with the Google Pixel team, they’ve made some serious repairability gains.”
Google is just not alone in providing restore kits for its gadgets. iFixit has labored with different corporations earlier than similar to Samsung and Motorola. Apple additionally began promoting restore kits and alternative elements for the iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and iPhone SE (third technology) handsets within the United States this previous spring. An Apple consultant remarked, “The parts are the same ones– at the same price– as those available to Apple’s network of authorized repair providers.” There remains to be room for enchancment with these explicit Apple restore kits, however it’s a step in the fitting path.
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