iPhone 3D Touch screen repairs no longer require dedicated calibration machine

Apple has eliminated the requirement for specialized hardware to replace iPhone screens, which should in turn speed up the process of screen repairs, according to an internal service document obtained by MacRumors. According to the document, Genius Bars and Apple Authorized Service Providers will be able to calibrate the display on repairs iPhone 6s and new models simply by connecting to a Mac running Apple’s calibration and diagnostics software. While calibration has been required since the debut of Touch ID on the iPhone 5s, this stage of calibration has always been capable of being handled by software, however the calibration of 3D Touch in the iPhone 6s and later has required a specialized machine up until now. The new policy removes the need for a “3D Touch Calibration Fixture,” which, according to Apple, will allow for “more flexible workspaces” for service providers, reduced wait times for customers, and wider availability of iPhone screen repairs from third-party service providers.

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