A new app by Apple has offered a new way to repair a smartphone or tablet that is being hacked.
The app, called Apple Repair, can repair the screen on the device, remove the battery and even repair cracked or cracked-in components.
The service costs $99.99.
Apple has a “bug bounty” program that rewards developers for fixes for users who report problems to Apple Support.
Apple Repair is the first such app that works on iPhones and iPads, and has been downloaded over 500,000 times.
The developer, Ben Pfeffer, said he hopes the app will help people who have their iPhones or iPads stolen or damaged.
“This app is a perfect solution for anyone who has been hurt or affected by this type of device,” Mr Pfefer said.
The repair tool was created by a team of Apple engineers who also worked on the popular Mac app, Apple Maps, he said.
Apple’s iOS software has been hacked and infected by cybercriminals and criminals are often looking for ways to take advantage of vulnerabilities in the software.
A company called FireEye has also published a tool that can help Apple protect users against cyberattacks.
But Apple’s app has been criticized by security experts.
“While I am generally in favour of security updates, Apple’s iOS device management service is an unnecessary add-on to existing software updates,” Craig Smith, chief executive of FireEye, said.
“If you’re looking for a quick fix, look elsewhere.
Apple should instead focus on updating the underlying operating system and services.”
Apple has also been accused of selling security flaws to other companies.
In 2014, it was revealed that a group of hackers had exploited vulnerabilities in Apple’s Mac operating system to steal credit card numbers, passwords and other information.
A number of other firms have also been criticised for selling security vulnerabilities.
The US Department of Justice is investigating the matter.
The company’s software is also used by other computer companies.
Apple is in the process of overhauling the operating system in the wake of the hacking.