Starting next week, your broken Apple iPhone 5c screen can be fixed or replaced at an Apple Store

Starting next week, your broken Apple iPhone 5c screen can be fixed or replaced at an Apple Store
So you dropped your Apple iPhone 5c on the sidewalk and cracked the glass. What can you do? After you let out all of your tears, kicked an old lady in the shins and whined to a bartender how unfair life is for a good 45 minutes, you can actually go somewhere to get your broken screen repaired or replaced. Starting next week, the Apple Store will repair or replace broken screens on the Apple iPhone 5c.

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

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iPhone 5c
  • Display 4.0 inches
    1136 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A6, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1507 mAh
  • OS iOS 10.x

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50 Comments

57. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Theres a company that fixes your iphone crack screen at the location you desire for $100. Simply call them and they will send someone over. No more crowed apple store or waiting on them "Genius"

38. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Anything in person is better than over the phone across the world. Hate all you want but I'll go to the store even if it's a $50-$75 premium.

34. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

I think it's a pretty cool and resonably priced service. In my area, Screen repairs can cost at least $200 depending on the phone model through local repair shops.

22. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

well that's cool, around here the iPhone 5C and 5S screens cost $250 to repair

21. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

When will the ip5s be available.....!

20. lilg29

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

I'm so tempted to switch to Apple for multiple reasons but this is one of them hands down. I dropped my galaxy s 3 and called samsung only to have the guy be very sarcastic and have an estimate of $150 to fix my broken glass, I was upset and realized if i had an iPhone i could just go to the apple store and get it fixed for much less.

23. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

why did you get the gs3 in the first place?

42. lilg29

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

I'm regretting it.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why not have your android device, and have an iPhone too bro? I don't know your financial situation, but I have both. Note 3 5s, both rock.

26. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

It's the same price though ($149... you save a whole one dollar?) unless you get apple care that is...

47. number29

Posts: 185; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

But but but, the fact that you can go to an Apple store and have these things fixed is a BAD thing; it should be indestructible! Because Samsung's phones are indestructible so the fact you have to go through a more tortuous process to get them repaired when they (don't) break is completely irrelevant.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good job apple, in Vegas we have 3 apple stores, and I received great customer service at towc center mall after breaking my iPhone 5 screen. The store manger replaced my 64 gig for $49, instead of $200 +, which is the handset replacement price without apple care. Thanx again.

14. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Got to stop pointlessly sucking up so hard. Every apple article there is at least one of these from you. We get it you've got a hard on for cook and crew. I think there actually was a time when you had useful and relevant commentary once long ago which wouldn't be too hard to go back to.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Actually, I got a hard on for my Mrs and her only it's beast too. As far as Cook and crew go, they make some of the best products money can buy, and offer top shelf customer service. As you say, there's one of these from me on every apple article. Well on every apple article there's you babbling, whining, moaning, bi+ching, complaining, and hating on apple and their success. All you do is sit on PA, like a whiny little 8th grade girl on Facebook hating. Dude apple is a juggernaught, a tech giant, and you're a F'g whiny fanboy consumer bi+cing about em. I mean every article regardless to what it is, it could be an article about them getting a kitten from under a car, and there's FF. say what you say, but I criticize the F outta apple, when I feel they deserve it, you need to put your phone down, find a girl and well you'll find something about her to complain about......nevermind. Do what you do best

30. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

"Put the phone down and find a girl" Says the guy that has almost 8300 posts and is so in love with himself he takes more selfies than a female. Hahaha wow.

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude I know you love to hate on me n stuff, but I am f**king gorgeous. 6'5" 247 8-9% body fat, and strikingly handsome. With a face and physique like mine, selfies are simply in order man. I'm a stud dude, what'd you look like? I'd say typical fanboy, no description necessary lol SMDH. The jedii rocks man, and my mrs...she loves it. I'm the flossy carter of PA LOL.

33. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Not that I have anything to prove with some narcissistic Apple Fan boy on the web, but I go to the gym 4-5 days a week too bro, played RB/SS for a D1 college Football team and have a low body fat % too sir. You're not the only one that can go to the gym and lift weights and maintain a healthy lifestyle. I've never even met you, and your probably one of the most narcissistic, pathetic, hypocritical people I've ever encountered. Post your body resume and selfies somewhere else, because I've played against far bigger and stronger and I am not impressed. You might think you are a God to some of these "nerds"(I'm a nerd too no offense to anyone else on here)on here, but you definitely aren't to me. And you DEFINITELY DON'T impress me.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

"Not that I have anything to prove with some narcissistic Apple Fan boy on the web, but I go to the gym 4-5 days a week too bro, played RB/SS for a D1 college Football team and have a low body fat % too sir." LMAOOOOO! Thanx for being a true fan of the Jedii. Oh and +10 BTW

36. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Man good one chief. Isn't it Snapchat selfie time right about now?

29. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

+1 FF. Couldn't have said it better myself.

31. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

+2 for Finalflash

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Oops town

43. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol perfect example of Apple raping their fans. He is praising Apple for taking his $49 dollars to repair his phone when Apple already tagged on multiple warranties in their 900 dollar phone with mid range specs. So you are praising them for paying for like 10 Apple cares. Costs them less than $200, healthy profit margin is like $100 off each phone so that leaves $600 dollars in Apple care. And you are praising them because they asked for another $49 on top of that $600 they already charged you? ROFL They should have replaced it for free. Now if they had a 1080p screen, much bigger battery and more expensive internals then maybe the $900 wouldn't be so ludicrous but they basically give you mid range specs....

55. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You're not ROTFL. stop lying

4. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

For the amount that Apple charges you for an iPhone, they should replace it for free provided it doesn't appear to be a microwaved or something.

46. number29

Posts: 185; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Apple are a for profit company, not a charity. Why don't Samsung replace smashed screens free of charge?

51. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Because Their devices actually have things that costna lot like 1080p amoled screens, 2 gigs of ram, 2600 mah batteries, gorilla glass 3 etc. Or their devices make no profits at all and they would lose money if they replaced the screens for free. And they don't charge people exhorbant prices for mid range specs and they dump a lot of profit into R&D. Apple, the just hoard and should replace the screen for free. They have zero devices where they would lose money if they replaced the screen for free. And they claim they claim that they have superior customer service but the only reason they do is because their profit margins are so high, they can replace your phone 3 times over and still turn a profit. They should replace the phone for free... Samsung loses their entire manufacturing costs profits or they lose money period if they replace a screen for free.

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well, that's nice and all, but something tells me all those dreams of Apple fans expecting stronger screens (sapphire glass and what not) are likely going to remain dreams (since this is probably expected to be a big money maker for Apple otherwise they wouldn't do it).

2. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Don't be so sure. Selling phone which has sapphire glass can attract more customers. And besides price and size, dropping durability has been main saleskiller for many on iPhone, so bigger and more durable screen could increase sales.

3. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Not to hate too much but when it comes to making money at Apple these days, you have to think destructive more than constructive. Just like with the iPhone 5c and them reducing value to make money, they will once again keep the same materials to save money on cheaper components and make money on the lack of durability of those materials.

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