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  • Apple to Begin Replacing Damaged iPhone 5c Screens in-store Next Week


    Broken screens are one of the most common issues that customers bring iPhones back to the Apple Store for. We are all familiar with the fact that one unlucky drop of any of our iOS devices can mean a shattered screen for life; unless, of course, we're willing to pay the pretty penny to have it fixed.

    Those that have an iPhone 5c with a damaged screen will soon be able to have only the screen replaced in Apple Stores, rather than having the entire handset replaced with another iPhone 5c handset.

    As our friends at 9to5Mac report, Apple plans to begin replacing screens instead of entire iPhone 5c units nationwide in Apple Stores on January 20th; this coming Monday, which happens to be Martin Luther King day. The replacement for the screen is much cheaper for the customer than having to get a whole new iPhone 5c, coming in at about $149, but is also less costly to Apple, as the screens are cheaper to produce than an entire iPhone 5c handset.

    Once Apple begins this program, if you're one of those unlucky iPhone 5c owners with a broken screen, all you'll need to do is set up an appointment at your local Apple Store, and the staff will gladly assist you in guiding you to the right place to go to have your screen replaced.

    Sources: 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple to Begin Replacing Damaged iPhone 5c Screens in-store Next Week started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 32 Comments
    1. Yutooman's Avatar
      Yutooman -
      so my friend actually broke his screen last week and went in and they told him to buy a new one for $269 on Tuesday or Wednesday I believe... he is gonna be pissed when he hears this. Do you think Apple will do anything about it if he goes back and argues?
    1. shigh's Avatar
      shigh -
      I do mine myself. Much cheaper. Ipads n ipods too
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Yutooman View Post
      so my friend actually broke his screen last week and went in and they told him to buy a new one for $269 on Tuesday or Wednesday I believe... he is gonna be pissed when he hears this. Do you think Apple will do anything about it if he goes back and argues?
      Its doubtful anything will transpire. But why not test the waters and complain. Even if your friend does not get a full refund, maybe Apple will give them some sort of gift cert or something..wortha shot.
    1. WHUDS's Avatar
      WHUDS -
      149 is a fair deal
    1. magoo657's Avatar
      magoo657 -
      I had to pay 200$ for my HTC One S when i had it then i went to iphone!!!!!
    1. WHUDS's Avatar
      WHUDS -
      Quote Originally Posted by Yutooman View Post
      so my friend actually broke his screen last week and went in and they told him to buy a new one for $269 on Tuesday or Wednesday I believe... he is gonna be pissed when he hears this. Do you think Apple will do anything about it if he goes back and argues?
      So he bought a new phone? or New screen? I would see him wining if only a screen, phone, no

      Why can't they do this for I4,4s,5 and 5s? Why just 5c?
    1. iYeow's Avatar
      iYeow -
      I started owning the 1st gen up till now i5, never ever had a broken screen .
    1. Iteh_skyss's Avatar
      Iteh_skyss -
      Quote Originally Posted by WHUDS View Post
      So he bought a new phone? or New screen? I would see him wining if only a screen, phone, no

      Why can't they do this for I4,4s,5 and 5s? Why just 5c?
      I believe the iPhone 4 screen isn't so easy to replace (I could be wrong) but I was under the impression the iPhone 4's screen and the display were attached together
    1. Xx_Illusions_xX's Avatar
      Xx_Illusions_xX -
      People who are careless break their screen.
    1. docmagoo2's Avatar
      docmagoo2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Iteh_skyss View Post
      I believe the iPhone 4 screen isn't so easy to replace (I could be wrong) but I was under the impression the iPhone 4's screen and the display were attached together
      to access the screen on the 4 and 4s you had to take out all the innards of the phone. The 5 onward are like the 3G and 3GS and the screen is accessed from the front
    1. karloz25's Avatar
      karloz25 -
      So what is the price to get your screen fixed?
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by iYeow View Post
      I started owning the 1st gen up till now i5, never ever had a broken screen .
      Quote Originally Posted by Xx_Illusions_xX View Post
      People who are careless break their screen.
      Same here. +1 I wonder everytime is see ^^^teens(especially girls) shoving their phones in their back pockets and sit down.

      Quote Originally Posted by docmagoo2 View Post
      to access the screen on the 4 and 4s you had to take out all the innards of the phone. The 5 onward are like the 3G and 3GS and the screen is accessed from the front
      yes that's right, I have done one and it is a pain. Not that it's hard but keeping track of all the screws and what goes where and such.
    1. ABOSWORTH's Avatar
      ABOSWORTH -
      Quote Originally Posted by Iteh_skyss View Post
      I believe the iPhone 4 screen isn't so easy to replace (I could be wrong) but I was under the impression the iPhone 4's screen and the display were attached together
      I can tell you first hand that the 4S is a total pain in the *** to replace. I had to basically take the entire thing apart to replace it. The 5 is much easier to replace the screen on.

      Quote Originally Posted by Xx_Illusions_xX View Post
      People who are careless break their screen.
      Uh, not really. I'm super careful with my phone and it popped out of my pocket one day and landed just right. Shattered my screen so I replaced it myself. Anyone can have a little bad luck.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by WHUDS View Post
      So he bought a new phone? or New screen? I would see him wining if only a screen, phone, no

      Why can't they do this for I4,4s,5 and 5s? Why just 5c?
      The cons outweigh the pros for the 4/4s.
      5 is possible and 5s I would imagine is in the works.
    1. NSXrebel's Avatar
      NSXrebel -
      yeah, the screen on the 4/4S involves taking the whole damn phone apart. It's something crazy like almost 40 tiny little screws. Takes me about an hour to replace one being all meticulous and what not.
    1. JediSky671's Avatar
      JediSky671 -
      The iPhone 4/4S screen repair isn't that bad.Takes me about 15 minutes for teardown and reassembly.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Or you could just buy one online (could be customized) for 30-50$ (LED always included) and install yourself.. Or pay $60 and have someone else do it for you.. but ya know.. buying pretty much a new phone sounds worth it..
    1. NSXrebel's Avatar
      NSXrebel -
      Quote Originally Posted by JediSky671 View Post
      The iPhone 4/4S screen repair isn't that bad.Takes me about 15 minutes for teardown and reassembly.
      Sure if you do them constantly. Not everyone replaces their screen on a regular basis. Your average person will find this a bit overwhelming most likely.
    1. shigh's Avatar
      shigh -
      Quote Originally Posted by NSXrebel View Post
      Sure if you do them constantly. Not everyone replaces their screen on a regular basis. Your average person will find this a bit overwhelming most likely.
      Which i use to my advantage to gain financially.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      I highly doubt(I'm sure there are some) that most people can do a replacement on a 4/4s in 15 minutes.