The game plan is for the Apple Store to start offering this service on January 20th. A broken display can be repaired/replaced in an hour without having to replace the handset. This is a big deal to those who hate having to reinstall apps on a brand new phone. Apple has been testing out the service at select stores and is ready to expand this to all brick and mortar Apple Stores except for those in Canada and Hong Kong. It's expected that an uninsured screen repair/replacement for the Apple iPhone 5c will cost $149. Still, that is less than the price of a new unsubsidized phone. Those with Apple Care will have to pay only $49 to repair or replace the screen.
And if you own the full-featured Apple iPhone 5s, better hold on tightly to your phone. While Apple is planing to eventually rollout screen repair/replacement for the iPhone 5s, right now that service is available in a limited number of Apple Stores. There is no date scheduled for the full rollout of screen repairs or replacements for the current flagship iPhone.
source: 9to5Mac via TechRadar