MacRumors is reporting that Apple is rolling out an onsite iPhone repair service in select cities.
While Apple has provided onsite repair for enterprise customers for some time, there has not been such a service for consumers. The service is being provided through Apple Authorized Service Provider Go Tech Services and is currently being offered in Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.
All scheduling is done via Apple’s website. In fact, going to Go Tech’s site will redirect back to Apple, a good indication the company is working exclusively with the iPhone maker. This will hopefully result in the same quality of repairs currently available in-store.
MacRumors says it is still unclear what repairs can and cannot be completed, but it seems that cracked screen replacements can be performed, while battery replacements cannot. Hopefully the service will prove successful enough to eventually see wider deployment, offering customers a more convenient option than traveling to a Genius Bar.