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.
iPhone 5 screens at its retail stores – a service that is expected to save Apple a billion dollars worth of expenses annually.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
Users who want to have their iPhone 5's display fixed will be charged $149, or $49 in case they have signed up for an AppleCare+ plan (priced at $99 for 2 years). Both cracked screens and multitouch issues will be addressed with the service. The price may seem steep, but it is actually comparable to what third-party repair shops charge for the same service.
Apple is expected to start offering additional in-store repair services in July of this year. These include fixing the iPhone 5 camera, buttons, or logic board.