The diagnostic software Apple has can solely be used internally at Apple Authorized Service Providers, Apple Stores and other qualifying institutions using the Genius Bars. What this suggests is that if you are taking your iMac Pro or 2018 MacBook Pro to repair shops that are not certified by Apple, it might not be possible for you to get your gadget repaired.
Besides that, the document has lit on fire a debate about planned obsolescence. That was regarding the repairs that 2018 MacBook Pro and iMac Pro can’t get through alternative channels. Users of these gadgets are concerned about this situation.
“Right to Repair” activists opposed the new quickly because they believe that all device manufacturers, including Apple, should be required on a legal basis to make repair guides, replacement parts, and other tools available to the public. Apple does not agree to the “Right to Repair” legislation in the United States and does not stop to oppose it.
What Apple said in the document concerned is not really the case now so the activists we mentioned will be happy to hear this.
iFixit repair experts swapped out the logic board and display on a 2018 MacBook Pro, and the notebook was still available for use even though the diagnostic software from Apple was not used.
As you might have guessed, no, iFixit is not part of the Apple Authorized Service Provider group. This is proof that independent repair shops can still repair 2018 MacBook Pros and iMac Pros without coming across any issues. Maybe the document provided by Apple will kick in later, and this is why no complications arrived.
Do you think only Apple Authorized Service Providers should repair Apple products? Maybe.