iOS Direct Service Program
The iOS Direct Service Program provides convenience and reduces cost to organizations to support their own installed base of devices by screening the units for any hardware faults, and if necessary directly ordering a replacement iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or in-box accessory and exchanging it for the failed item at their service location.
The program is open to Businesses/Enterprise organizations, Education institutions, State/Local Government Agencies and Government Agencies.
Organizations interested in participating in this program must meet the following requirements:
- Own in total at least 100 Apple iOS devices
- Participation in this program is limited to Organizations with iOS Deployments where all units covered by AppleCare Protection Plan or another extended coverage agreement provided by Apple
- Participants can utilize the program for Apple products owned by their organization; no third party’s products or accessories may be serviced through this program
- Service facilitated through iOS DSP is restricted to devices covered by AppleCare Protection Plan or another Extended Service Agreement provided by Apple
- Commit to conducting appropriate diagnostic tests and screening of products to determine hardware failure as defined by Apple, and return defective products in a timely fashion1
- Maintain a Limited Billing Service Account2 ("Service Account") with Apple for use when placing service orders2
By using Global Service Exchange (GSX), Apple’s online service portal, Service Accounts are able to take advantage of the following benefits:
- Instant access to diagnostic tools and product availability information
- Next day shipment of replacement product3
- Apple’s online technical and account management support functions
- Keep control of your installed base of products and manage in the way best suited to your organization
- iPhone Seed Stock may be purchased, where applicable, to minimize downtime