Apple Stores to start repairing iPhone 5c screens next week

By , Jan 17, 2014

iOS 7 teaser (iPhone 5c ad 007)

Apple will begin conducting in-store screen repairs for the iPhone 5c next week, according to a report from 9to5Mac. The site says that under the new practice, the company will be able to repair most displays ‘within the hour.’

This means that Apple Stores will no longer have to replace an entire device due to a cracked screen. And the initiative will not only help Apple save money on repairs, but it’ll also save users from having to setup new devices…

9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman has more details:

“Apple has begun conducting iPhone 5c screen replacements in a small number of stores in the United States over the past couple of months, but the January 20th rollout will represent a full-scale launch in all of Apple’s retail regions aside from Hong Kong and Canada.”

Gurman says that broken displays that aren’t covered under warranty will likely cost $149 per device to repair. For phones that do have AppleCare, it seems probable Apple will charge $75 per device like it does with the iPhone 5.

iphone repair machineThe machine Apple Stores use to replace iPhone 5 displays

It doesn’t look like the iPhone 5s is going to join the 5c in next week’s rollout, but Apple still plans to offer on-site screen repairs for the popular handset in the near future.

  • Share:
  • Follow:
  • @sexyhamthing

    Did… they not do this in the past…. oh right …. apple -_- replacement model.. i choose you :(

    • Arsanny Lintang

      What the hell are you talking about??

    • 123bob

      I really wanna know. Has Anyone Really Been Far Even as Decided to Use Even Go Want to do Look More Like?

      • Jo

        I know right!

  • lanceuppercut47

    This is a good thing for people with jailbroken phones when the window closes. If they don’t already, they need to also do this for power/home buttons too..

    Only downside is not being able to warranty swap a device at the end of it’s warranty for a brand new one because of a hardware fault :D

  • 123bob

    A screen usually costs 30 bucks. Why do they charge 75-149$ to repair the phones? I would rather do it DIY like I am doing right now with my screen.

    • M Last

      $30?
      are you kidding? aftermarket ??
      where you can buy these garbages for $30?

      • Arsanny Lintang

        China Apple store…

      • n0ahcruz3

        Do you know the manufacturing cost of an iphone 5s/5c? Less than $200.

      • felixtaf

        Tell me which site is selling a screen less than 100$? Dont talk about manufacturing cost. It doesnt include R&D or anything else. A phone wont come out of factory just like that.

        Cost for S4 screen 200$! And S4 is less than 200$ to make too.

      • Jo

        Here are a bunch under 100$:

      • n0ahcruz3

        Its the screen not the display. Well according to ifixit teardown. The cost of materials on iphone is less than $200.

      • felixtaf

        What u mean by its the screen not the display??? (You edited the comment?)

        And u kno that iFixit is selling iPhone 5 display for 140$?
        S4 production cost is 244$ (I made a mostake there). But the display is 200$.

      • n0ahcruz3

        Yeah i said screen(the glass) not the display(LCD,OLED,AMOLED) and yes i was right that iphone 5s cost less than 200 to produce and S4 cost 244 or more to produce.

      • 123bob

        Then why are there over 3 dozen iPhone lcd prices under 60 dollars?

      • Jo

        I bought this on amazon: (iPod 4) and I am currently fixing it DIY.

      • felixtaf

        And it says Generic, not Genuine!

      • jp2002

        Its made by the same guys who build the iPhone screens. I replaced my iPod touch 4th gen screen last year for $24 and I can say the replaced screen has a better contrast ratio than the stock one. Seems far superior to the stock screen.

      • 123bob

        but who cares? what’s the difference? There is no difference at all.

      • M Last

        listen,we are talking about LCD iphone 5C
        read again

        who cares about price LCd ipod touch 4th Gen
        are you okay?

      • felixtaf

        Still, the parts are all generic.. Not OEM or Genuine!

      • 123bob

        As I didn’t see a diference between generic and genuine.

      • 123bob

        Did you read my comment? I put 5 prices for the iPhone 5 screen, all under 100 bucks.

      • Jo

        iPhone is for 45 bucks on amazon.

    • HammerOfTruth

      Plus Bonus! You void your warranty when you do that! Good job!

      • 123bob

        My warranty is already voided! because I had it over a year and if you jailbreak you void your warranty.

  • redjazon

    “…will begun” or will begin?

  • iphonesintocash

    This is a good move for Apple. It will probably lead back to other product sales.