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Apple will now fix cracked iPhone 5 screens at its retail stores

0. phoneArena 05 Jun 2013, 09:15 posted on

The screens on today's smartphones are big and beautiful, but also fragile enough to crack if dropped on a hard surface. The iPhone is no exception, and an estimated 23% of iPhones out there are in use with their screens cracked by accident. Fixing an iPhone's screen isn't cheap, but at least it is not going to be as frustrating and time-consuming as before. That's because Apple will now repair iPhone 5 screens at its retail stores...

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posted on 05 Jun 2013, 09:17 2

1. iamfoolhehe (Posts: 28; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


Then what will customers will do ?

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 09:27 5

5. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Pay and wait.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 09:28 2

6. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


lol +1

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 10:57 1

12. Muzhhur (Posts: 260; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


Endeed

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 11:01 2

16. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


U mean they are paying a arm n leg for that price.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 11:09

17. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


lol +1

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 09:19 3

2. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Good customer care.....But TERRIBLE pricing by apple...they charge so much on such obscene objects and processes...

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 10:16 3

10. phonemonkey (Posts: 168; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


we charge people 250$ to fix it

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 15:06

23. NewTone (Posts: 21; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


way to rip people off. $130 for the part, a couple minutes to put on.. i hope noone has actually paid that price

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 23:22

44. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


You would be surprised when ppl dont have their info backed up and they need it...money aint no object than

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 09:20 2

3. wumberpeb (Posts: 453; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


Apple care+ is $99 for two years, not yearly... now if we could only repair cracked screens for iPhones in a Sprint store, that would be profitable

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 09:25 4

4. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


i can fix it on my own for merely $50, just buy the parts from ebay go to ifixit.com and you're done

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 09:45 1

8. NewTone (Posts: 21; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


$50? for a 4 or 4s maybe... i mean you can buy just the digitizer for about $10 but have fun removing your old one from your LCD, cheapest i found on ebay for a digitizer + LCD is $160...

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 10:17 2

11. phonemonkey (Posts: 168; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


he would break the lcd either way

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 13:26

22. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Phone repair is way easier than you guys go around trying to make it sound.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 15:07

24. NewTone (Posts: 21; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


not if you try and separate the digitizer from the lcd on a iphone 5 or s3/s4... they are fused together

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 15:11

26. NewTone (Posts: 21; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


not necessarily people have removed the digitizer from the LCD it just takes a lot of time and patients and is not worth it plus if you do break the LCD you are back to square one

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 09:31 5

7. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


The first sentence made me chuckle, there is nothing big about a 4" display when most flagship phones sport 4.7-5" displays

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 09:48 1

9. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


$149 for a crack screen is equal to prison rape.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 10:57 4

13. rantao333 (Posts: 322; Member since: 21 May 2013)


REALLY?

my s3 just cost me $199 to fix it. and took 2 weeks to return to me

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 12:16

20. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


its bigger and better screen

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 13:17 2

21. the_best (Posts: 139; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


My lumia 920 screen was free, cos when i dropped it, it didnt break.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 15:16

28. NewTone (Posts: 21; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


$199 for the part and instal is good. (thats how much i can get them for not including the labor cost) the return time is not so good though... who did you go through?

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 10:58 1

14. Muzhhur (Posts: 260; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


and its also works for other countries?

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 14:54

48. jaredjeya (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Mar 2014)


That's what I want to know, cracked my iphone 5 screen today and I'm hoping apple will repair instore for £90 and not make me pay £200 for a replacement. Otherwise I'll have to go to the slightly shady "repair while U wait" [sic] guy outside the newsagents who charges £100 and claims that he has identical parts to apple, but who knows? They could be £9.99 and crack days after you get the phone repaired.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 11:00 2

15. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Bout time they are doing something bout it. But 149$? And still ripping people off

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 15:08

25. NewTone (Posts: 21; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


actually thats cheap compaired to 3rd party repair shops. I charge $175 while most charge $200+

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 11:16 1

18. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Hahaha 23% iphones cracked... You buy the phone for $99.00, and have too pay $149.00 for a screen repair. So if Apple ain't making money in the courtroom, their making it back in the repair room. :)

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 15:14 1

27. NewTone (Posts: 21; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


you have to look at it this way though, you paid $99 only because you agreed to a 2 year contract. If you go by the retail price $149 to repair a $600 or so phone is worth it. (with the 2 yr contract the carrier is going to profit way more than $600 from you.)

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 14:51

47. jaredjeya (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Mar 2014)


You don't buy the phone for $99.00. Right now the iPhone 5 16GB costs £549.00. A sim-only contract with unlimited data (those are rare now) costs only £12.50 a month for two years from Three. But if I buy an iPhone on a two year contract with exactly the same allowance, I pay ~£70 upfront then ~£40 a month for two years (can't remember the numbers right now). But I remember doing the maths when I got my phone, and over two years the difference in price between the phone contract and the sim only contract, including the upfront price, was just shy of £500. So the contract includes payment for the phone.

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