Two weeks ago Apple officially unveiled the long-awaited update to the Mac mini. New compact desktop computer got more powerful internals and a T2 chip, which should protect the user data. The coprocessor also takes on a number of other functions. However, because of this of the chip repair process for Apple computers is much more complicated.
Apple today officially confirmed the rumors that all computers equipped with chip T2 will be repaired exclusively at authorized service centers. It is connected with the fact that after replacing the internal components, the computers must pass a mandatory test in the corporate application AST 2.
Alas, but while the network is not a complete list of components, after replacing that the computer must undergo testing with the help of specialized software. However, it is known that without such checks the computer repair will be considered incomplete and the Mac refuses to turn on.
On the one hand similar steps from Apple should have a positive impact on the quality of the repair. However, they significantly complicate the life of a number of users. It is possible that in the next few years, Apple equipment can be repaired only in those services that will be mandatory certification.