Report: Apple Store to offer in-house repairs for Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c
According to a source with knowledge of Apple's plans, the Cupertino based tech titan will soon outfit its Apple Stores with the machinery needed to calibrate a replacement touchscreen on both the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c. The source says that Apple will charge $149 to replace the display on either handset which is still cheaper than shelling out several hundred dollars for a new unit. While it could take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes to complete the task, it still is faster than setting-up a new iPhone to your liking with your content replaced.
In addition, equipped Apple Stores will also be able to replace certain parts on damaged iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models that in the past would have required replacing the broken unit with a new phone. Among the parts that will be repairable in an Apple Store are the volume buttons, vibrating motor, speaker and the rear-camera. While the plain ol' home button on the iPhone 5c can be replaced, the Touch ID home button on the iPhone 5s is off limits. If the Sad Sack that is walking into the Apple Store with a broken iPhone has AppleCare, replacing defective parts is free. Otherwise, each new part will ring the register with a new home button for the Apple iPhone 5c priced at $26 and a battery replacement costing $79.
Apple Stores are said to be receiving the equipment and parts while personnel are getting trained. The hope for Apple is that by offering repairs at its Apple Stores, broken iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models can be repaired instead of having to be replaced by a whole new unit.
source: 9to5Mac via BGR
1. Lampriya (limited) (Posts: 158; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)
Very responsible! That's why they gain credit.
21. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)
Shouldn't we read such headline :
"Apple admits that displays of iPhone 5 S/C are fragile"
If samsung offer such service , for sure the headlines will be like this. LOL
Just like, when Samsung put 12 bill for R&D , all iMedia wrote:
"Samsung admits .........blah...blah....iBS"
2. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4599; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"Apple Store to offer in-house repairs..."
Good news for some countries, but not all counties have official Apple stores, so...
"In addition, equipped Apple Stores will also be able to replace certain parts on damaged iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models that in the past would have required replacing the broken unit with a new phone."
Sonds more like a bad news.
"Among the parts that will be repairable in an Apple Store are the volume buttons, vibrating motor, speaker and the rear-camera."
LOL! How often these parts are broken? :D
5. Ninetysix (Posts: 1072; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Yeah..LOL. I mean can you think of any another manufacturer that offers this service? Bad news alright.
6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4599; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Official Apple stores are not in all countries so what's the difference for those Apple consumers who lives in countries without official Apple stores. There is such service or there is no such service, they won't feel any difference. Also it is rare case when listed parts get broken, so again it is more like a loud marketing tactic than really good service.
7. Ninetysix (Posts: 1072; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Seriously broski. Are you too blind to see the benefit of this?
33. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4599; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
For example in my country, there is no official Apple store just official Apple dealers so what's the point of all this Apple repair service for Apple consumers who lives in my country? And in the world is a lot of such countries which don't have official Apple stores. Also it is rare case when listed parts get broken.
Not al countires have Apple stores:
Don't be so pathetic, filter your expressions.
34. Ninetysix (Posts: 1072; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Sucks for your broseph. Your apple hate totally messed up your brain :)
3. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
Great!!.........if you have an Apple store within 200 miles or so of where you live.
22. Pancholo (Posts: 370; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
But by driving those 200 miles you're already spending around $50 in gas. Let's pretend that all you wanted to switch was a broken home button for the 5C = $26. Now, they tell you it could take one day if they're incredibly busy with previous devices waiting in line. You go back home and spend an approximate of $30 in gas. Next day, drive down the 200 miles one more time te get your iPhone = $30. Then going back home again = $20ish.
50 + 30 + 30 + 20 + 26 = ~$156 = The cost of your 5C's home button (without taxes) in a worst case scenario!
Gee - slow day today. Ignore my boredom. No hate intended!
4. bucky (Posts: 1222; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
That's great that they offer this. In person is always better than shipping it away or having to talk to someone over the phone no matter which way you twist
31. xfire99 (Posts: 366; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)
Wonder where Apple get the idea from?
Sammy offered already last year with Samsung Mobile Premium Service and only cost around 70 US dollar for screen replacement within 1 year warranty period. Phones incl. in Samsung Mobile Premium Service are Note 2, Note 3, SGS 3, SGS 4.
35. Ninetysix (Posts: 1072; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
What's the point when not all countries have Samsung stores??? That's totally a marketing trick by Samsung.