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Apple MacBook Pro, iMac Pro repairable without proprietary software: iFixit

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Published Oct 7, 2018, 11:26 am IST
Updated Oct 7, 2018, 11:26 am IST
A repair firm took the task upon itself to find out if third-party repairs are actually impossible without the diagnostic software.
The repair firm found that the so-called secret repair kill switch has not been activated yet, meaning third-party repairs even without the software are possible. (Representational image)
 The repair firm found that the so-called secret repair kill switch has not been activated yet, meaning third-party repairs even without the software are possible. (Representational image)

After reports emerged about Apple using its proprietary software for MacBook Pro and iPad Pro repairs, iFixit took the task upon itself to find out if third-party repairs are actually impossible without the diagnostic software.

The repair firm found that the so-called secret repair kill switch has not been activated yet, meaning third-party repairs even without the software are possible. Previous reports indicated that replacing certain parts on Apple devices equipped with the custom T2 chip requires proprietary software to complete the repairing, otherwise, the devices become unusable.

 

iFixit stresses in its blog that independent repair is possible with the Apple computers, however, the company may soon change that owing to user security concerns.

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