If you own an iPhone 12, and for any reason, you end up damaging the camera in a blow, you should know that it can only be repaired in an official Apple service, and that is that iFixit has discovered that the iPhone 12 camera becomes extremely unreliable when it is replaced. In a video they posted, after replacing the sensor the camera seems to work at first, but when switching to ultra-wide-angle mode the camera stops responding, only gives information about certain modes, and sometimes not responding at all.
For this component to function properly again, authorized technicians will need access to the Apple-owned cloud-linked system setup application. This application will be useful not only to repair the iPhone 12 camera but also to its screen.
Even the screens need to be calibrated using the diagnostic tool, thus concluding that Apple is trying to sell you an iPhone that only it and its certified repair partners can repair in the event of a breakdown, meaning they are the ones. unique that can solve these problems and therefore, you will not be able to save money going to any other repair shop.
On the other hand, iFixit has commented that it is “theoretically” possible to get iPhone 12 camera and screen repairs done without the proprietary System Settings app, but mentions that independent repair shops will have trouble performing these. fixes completely due to inconvenience .
“This is not to say that an iPhone camera or screen won’t work at all without the touch of an official technician. We made multiple screen changes between iPhone 12 models and they work as expected, albeit with Apple’s misleading on-screen warning that the displays might not be “genuine” (even though they are). But that message doesn’t look right for a standalone repair. Apple is putting another question mark on a central component of the iPhone (the camera). Why? Why does a camera need Apple to remotely authorize its serial number so someone can take pictures with their phone? “Revealed iFixit. Everything means that we are before “
“Apple states in its recent environmental report that 76 percent of the emissions created by its products are created in manufacturing. It states that” making repairs more convenient and reliable is directly aligned “with its environmental goals. In addition, Apple claims it has made “design decisions to make products easier to repair.” Given the huge number of iPhones in the world and the potential for reuse of their components, it’s hard to see how access to common repairs fits these goals.
Instead, Apple is nibbling on our freedoms. The right to repair means that we can fix our things in the safety of our homes without the permission of the manufacturer. The bills right to redress in many states of the USA. require that any manufacturer requiring a tool to fix their products provide that tool to the public, not just your own technicians. If passed, this law would open up Apple’s software “configuration” tools to independent repairers and do-it-yourselfers. People could extract cameras, displays, and other valuable parts from discarded iPhones, fix their own iPhones with them and put off buying new devices for a while.
We need a long-term solution. No more half measures, hoping Apple didn’t do it on purpose this time. It has become apparent that the only way forward is to make sure consumers have access to the same repair tools that Apple provides its technicians. It’s our phone, we should have the right to fix it. “