Apple Authorized Service Centers in Russia began to repair the damaged iPhone displays. This was reported by the publication “Vedomosti”, with reference to a source from the company’s partner for some of them.
According to a source in Russia there are several dozens of such centers. Smartphones with the required display repair will be delivered to one repair shop, where the screen and will change. That is, now the iPhone with a damaged screen will not be able to easily change with a surcharge on the new, but can be repaired.
Thus, Apple has fulfilled the FAS Russia (Federal Antimonopoly Service) for the opening of a single service center and the territory of the Russian Federation until 1 May 2017.
Recall requirement of FAS was made following a complaint by Dmitry Petrov, MegaFon top manager. In September 2016, he filed a lawsuit after damaging the screen would not change it for the additional service. Repair smartphone with the original display was not possible, since Apple does not supply the screens in Russia, and to change the iPhone service centers offered only subject to a surcharge of 25 990-29 300 rubles, which did not suit the user. Petrov demanded to force Apple to import displays in Russian service centers, but the court rejected his claim.