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The Pros and Cons of Using Aftermarket Parts to Repair Your iPhone, iPad or Mac.

If you've ever had to get your iPhone, iPad or Mac repaired, you may have been presented with the option to use aftermarket parts instead of original parts from Apple. Aftermarket parts are made by third-party manufacturers and can be less expensive than original parts. However, there are pros and cons to using aftermarket parts when repairing your device. In this blog post, we'll explore those pros and cons to help you make an informed decision when it comes to repairing your device.


Pros of Using Aftermarket Parts

  1. Cost Savings

One of the main advantages of using aftermarket parts when repairing your device is cost savings. Aftermarket parts are typically less expensive than original parts from Apple, which can save you money on the repair cost. This can be especially beneficial if you're dealing with a repair that isn't covered by your device's warranty or if you have an older device that may not be worth the cost of using original parts.

  1. Availability

Another advantage of aftermarket parts is availability. Because they're made by third-party manufacturers, aftermarket parts may be more readily available than original parts from Apple. This can be especially helpful if you're in a hurry to get your device repaired and don't have time to wait for original parts to be ordered and shipped.


Cons of Using Aftermarket Parts

  1. Compatibility Issues

Aftermarket parts may not be made to the same exacting standards as original parts from Apple, which can cause compatibility issues. If the part doesn't fit perfectly or work seamlessly with the other parts of your device, it can lead to glitches, crashes, and other problems. In some cases, it can even cause irreversible damage to your device. This can be less of a concern when visiting a business that uses higher quality aftermarket parts from a trusted distributor, and offers a warranty on their repairs.

  1. Performance Problems

Another issue with aftermarket parts is that they may not perform as well as original parts from Apple. Aftermarket parts may be cheaper, but they're often made with cheaper materials and less sophisticated manufacturing processes. This can lead to parts that wear out faster, break down more frequently, or simply don't work as well as they should.

  1. Durability Issues

Aftermarket parts are often made with cheaper materials, which means they may not be as durable as original parts from Apple. This can lead to parts that wear out faster, break down more frequently, or simply don't last as long as they should. This can be especially problematic if you're dealing with a part that's essential to the function of your device, such as a battery or a screen. It’s highly suggested that you use a screen protector and case to avoid repeated damage after repairing your device with aftermarket parts.

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