Apple iPhone 5S in-store screen replacements to grace US customers with broken displays
posted by Luis D. / Aug 05, 2014, 9:11 AM
Cupertino has confirmed that screen replacements have been rolling out to US Apple stores, although availability is not guaranteed for all locations.
Apple began doing in-store screen replacements in 2009, but it usually takes time before the service extends to each new iPhone model. The in-store program has customers bring their handset for evaluation by the store's technicians who will examine it for water damage and other hardware before coming up with turnover time and a price estimate.
source: Apple Insider
Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 17, 2011
I had mine replaced for $75 locally. $149 is a rip off in my opinion.
posted on Aug 05, 2014, 9:33 AM 0
Good thing they have geniuses working in their stores who can change a screen in store....
posted on Aug 05, 2014, 11:25 AM 0
Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012
How fast can you get a screen replaced in that Microsoft or Google store?
posted on Aug 05, 2014, 11:33 AM 0
There aren't any Google stores. When it comes to my own smartphones, I replace them myself. Still doesn't take a genius to operate the machine, since it does it automatically. Also Netherlands only has 3 Apple stores in the entire country. So I rather would do it myself. But when I go to a local smartphone shop, they can do any smartphone replacement as well.
posted on Aug 05, 2014, 11:46 AM 0
Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008
Yes, changing out a screen takes maybe 45 min. Like you mentioned earlier, the hard part is finding a Apple Store that's less than 3 hours away! Plus they can't guarantee availability so you better call before you waste your day. There are 21 States with 1 or 2 Apple stores, that doesn't seem very efficient or convenient if you ask me. Square Trade would be a better option since it would cover more than just a broken screen.
posted on Aug 05, 2014, 3:54 PM 0
Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 13, 2012
They only did it because people were switching to Samsung instead of fixing their phones for 200 bucks and waiting a week to get it back. 200 bucks gets you a better phone instead of sticking with the same old tired 5s.
posted on Aug 05, 2014, 7:55 PM 0
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