According to an internal memo obtained by MacRumors from a reliable source.

Apple said authorized technicians will soon have access to a new TrueDepth Camera service part containing all Face ID and front camera modules, allowing repairs on the same unit. Apple said the move will help reduce the number of full-unit repairs performed, as part of the company’s commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of its products.

For customers, single-unit Face ID repairs might be more affordable than a whole-unit replacement, but the memo didn’t include pricing details.

Apple introduced Face ID on the iPhone X in 2017, but that device seems to be excluded from the new repair process of the same unit for the TrueDepth system. The new service part will be available for iPhone XS and newer versions.

Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers will be able to use the Apple Service Toolkit diagnostic tool to determine when to perform a Face ID repair on the same unit instead of an entire unit replacement or repair of the “iPhone rear system”. Apple said related documentation and training will be made available at a later date.

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