Apple Now Offers In-Store Display Repairs for its iPhone 5C
Owners of the mid-range iPhone 5C can now have their handset’s display replaced at Apple retail stores as opposed to being forced to swap phones or send the device off to a remote repair center. The $149 service originally started with the iPhone 5 last June and has now been extended to the iPhone 5C, though no other iPhone models, including Apple’s flagship iPhone 5S, are covered. The folks over at CNN Money were the first to note the change.
Customers can expect the process to take about one hour in any US Apple retail store. Technicians are currently using advanced display calibration machines to help ensure a perfect fit. Although there are whispers that the program will soon find its way into Apple’s UK retail stores, there is no confirmed information regarding the matter as of yet.
The whole effort is part of Tim Cook’s push to sell more handsets in the company’s own stores. iPhone repairs are said to have been given a top priority at the stores’ Genius Bar as a result of the effort. This is likely because iPhone owners without AppleCare+ or access to the faster in-store programs often turn to third-party repair services that can void the devices’ warranty.
How do you feel about the new repair availability?
via CNN Money