/Apple reportedly to replace broken iPhone 5 displays in-store

Apple reportedly to replace broken iPhone 5 displays in-store

Fixit Mobile has learned from sources that broken iPhone 5 displays may soon be getting replaced in-store. If you previoulsy had issues with the iPhone 4 or 4S,  Apple would swap the entire iPhone for a new or even refurbished one so this would be a change from Apple’s standard.

Although Apple retail stores have been swapping out shattered screens for some time now for the 3G/3GS, the new unibody design of the iPhone 5 will make it easier for Apple’s retail staff to swap out shattered iPhone 5 glass. With this repair, the whole glass/digitizer and LCD has the capability of being removed in the store as well as other places who specialize in iPhone 5 repair.

This process wasn’t possible with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S due to the design. While the glass backplate of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S could easily be removed, the front assembly could not — all of the internal components lay on top of the screen.

Apple Retail does offer some repairs on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S including rear panel replacement, camera replacement, and in some cases vibrator assembly replacement (GSM models only). Basically, any repair that could be done in a minimal amount of time.

There’s no word yet on how much the service will cost or whether it’ll be tied into AppleCare+. The current pricing is based off paying $99 for the plan and then $50 per incident. Since, with the iPhone 5, the entire iPhone wouldn’t have to be replaced anymore, it may bring down the cost for both in and out of warranty repairs.



One Comment

  1. berny miles November 4, 2012 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    This is great! Having replacements for the broken iPone 5 in stores. How I wish to have an iPhone 5.

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