Apple iPhone users will soon have more options to get their iPhone's broken screens fixed in around 25 countries. The company has confirmed to Reuters that it plans to put the proprietary machinery used for mending cracked iPhone glass in 400 more authorised third-party repair centres by the end of this year.
The company had previously restricted the use of its Horizon Machine to its 500 retail stores and mail-in repair centres. Apple closely guards the design of this machine and will soon be extending its availability to Minneapolis-based Best Buy, which has long been an authorised sales and service centre. Reuters also adds that the Best Buy store in Miami has this machine and the retail chain will get its second machine at its Sunnyvale outlet.
The change in decision to install machines at third-party service centres comes after eight US states launched the Right to Repair bill, aimed to end tightly controlled repair network of tech manufacturers. Apple initially plans to put these machines in 200 of its 4,800 authorised service providers worldwide and the number is expected to double by the end of the year.