Apple obliged authorized service centers to use special diagnostic software when repairing MacBook Pro laptops and iMac Pro all-in-ones. Repaired computers will stop starting without being tested, MacRumors reports, citing internal documents from the Cupertino company.
The new requirement applies to any tampering with the PC hardware that affects the motherboard, battery, trackpad, speakers, display, storage or Touch ID.
In fact, by its actions Apple, it deprived the owners of the MacBook Pro and iMac Pro of the opportunity to use the services of unofficial services. Since only certified partners of the manufacturer have access to the proprietary software, third-party workshops simply cannot repair the devices.