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Old Jan 16, 2014, 08:09 PM   #1
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Apple to Begin iPhone 5c In-Store Screen Replacements Next Week




Apple will begin offering in-store screen replacements or repairs for iPhone 5c displays next week, starting on Monday, January 20, according to 9to5Mac.

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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.
Broken displays that aren't covered under AppleCare+ will likely cost $149 per device to replace or repair, while displays that are covered under AppleCare+ are likely to cost $79 per device, similar to the pricing structure Apple employs for broken iPhone 5 displays.

In-store replacements/repairs for iPhone 5s displays are still in Apple's plans and are "coming soon", though are not expected to roll out next week alongside iPhone 5c replacements/repairs. The moves are part of Apple's larger shift to lower repair costs.

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Old Jan 16, 2014, 08:10 PM   #2
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Seems like good news for the customers, but this is MacRumors so I'm sure people will spin this into something bad. Maybe whine about the cost?
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Old Jan 16, 2014, 08:12 PM   #3
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Good for iPhone 5c customers that don't want the hassle of having to restore all of their data to just get the screen replaced.
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Old Jan 16, 2014, 08:12 PM   #4
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This has only stared happening to me but sometimes when i tap on my 5S's screen it makes a noise. Right now it isn't but sometimes it's really noticeable, really weird.
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Old Jan 16, 2014, 08:15 PM   #5
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Wait then didn't start doing this in September?
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Old Jan 16, 2014, 08:20 PM   #6
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Aww, no love for Canada?

I wonder why only Canada and Hong Kong were left out (Assuming I read the article correctly)
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Old Jan 16, 2014, 08:21 PM   #7
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According to the media nobody is buying the 5C. Why would they need this?
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Old Jan 16, 2014, 08:29 PM   #9
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This has only stared happening to me but sometimes when i tap on my 5S's screen it makes a noise. Right now it isn't but sometimes it's really noticeable, really weird.
My first iPhone 5 did this and they replaced it in the store. The genius guy said that sometimes the screens delaminate.
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Old Jan 16, 2014, 08:32 PM   #10
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I was glad to hear that they provide free iPhone 5 replacements for those with dust underneath the camera lens, which includes me.
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Old Jan 16, 2014, 08:44 PM   #11
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Old Jan 16, 2014, 09:04 PM   #12
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My first iPhone 5 did this and they replaced it in the store. The genius guy said that sometimes the screens delaminate.
That guy pulled that from his ass.
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Old Jan 16, 2014, 09:27 PM   #13
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That guy pulled that from his ass.

That guy pulled that from his ass. ^
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Old Jan 16, 2014, 09:30 PM   #14
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According to the media nobody is buying the 5C. Why would they need this?
What media are you looking at?



Edit: Unless that was sarcasm I didn't pick up.
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Old Jan 16, 2014, 10:00 PM   #15
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So if you bought applecare+ for $99 you still need to pay $79?
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Old Jan 16, 2014, 10:01 PM   #16
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That guy pulled that from his ass.
Not likely. When screens are attached with glue to the glass, they can occasionally separate. For example, if push abnormally hard on it regularly and you live in an area that gets very warm or you let your phone get very warm, this can happen.

You see this often with Otterboxes (and similar) because the sensitivity is lessened with the overlay and the phone heats up more than usual while in the sealed case.
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Old Jan 16, 2014, 10:48 PM   #17
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That guy pulled that from his ass.
Oh thats really funny.
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Old Jan 17, 2014, 02:52 AM   #18
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So if you bought applecare+ for $99 you still need to pay $79?
Indeed ridiculous. Luckily I can bring my phone to several shops that fix this for ~40.
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Old Jan 17, 2014, 03:52 AM   #19
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So if you bought applecare+ for $99 you still need to pay $79?
Which means in total you end up paying more with applecare than without. I'm laughing at how apple rips people off and gets away with it.
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Old Jan 17, 2014, 06:04 AM   #20
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So if you bought applecare+ for $99 you still need to pay $79?
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Which means in total you end up paying more with applecare than without. I'm laughing at how apple rips people off and gets away with it.
This. It use to be $99 and then a $49 deductible and they would give you a new phone! Now they want $99 and $79 and they replace the screen. What the hell is the point of the insurance?!?! If I had insurance and dropped my phone, I would be sure to dunk it in the toilet so they would give me a new phone as well.
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Old Jan 17, 2014, 06:52 AM   #21
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Apparently, there are people on this planet who have no regard for ensuring that their electronics are protected from mayhem.

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This. It use to be $99 and then a $49 deductible and they would give you a new phone! Now they want $99 and $79 and they replace the screen. What the hell is the point of the insurance?!?! If I had insurance and dropped my phone, I would be sure to dunk it in the toilet so they would give me a new phone as well.
Why would you make your phone unusable and unrepairable? Entitled?

The images that accompany this article make it appear the actual display and not the protective glass has problems. THAT is a quality control problem.
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Why would you make your phone unusable and unrepairable? Entitled?

The images that accompany this article make it appear the actual display and not the protective glass has problems. THAT is a quality control problem.
I'm just saying they use to give you a new phone instead of repairs. If the deductible is the same and you have cosmetic damage, why not dunk it and get a new phone.

I wonder if people who bought apple care before the policy change get a new phone. I was told if I dropped my phone and the screen broke for $49 I would get a new phone.
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Old Jan 17, 2014, 07:14 AM   #23
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This. It use to be $99 and then a $49 deductible and they would give you a new phone! Now they want $99 and $79 and they replace the screen. What the hell is the point of the insurance?!?! If I had insurance and dropped my phone, I would be sure to dunk it in the toilet so they would give me a new phone as well.
And that's exactly why I would be happier having my screen repaired in store, rather than have it replaced with a "new" white-box one that could well be your broken and dunked-in-the-toilet-just-to-be-sure that's since been refurbished by Apple.
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And that's exactly why I would be happier having my screen repaired in store, rather than have it replaced with a "new" white-box one that could well be your broken and dunked-in-the-toilet-just-to-be-sure that's since been refurbished by Apple.
I have never had an issue with anything refurbished from apple. Plus they come with the same warranty. I do understand your point though.
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And that's exactly why I would be happier having my screen repaired in store, rather than have it replaced with a "new" white-box one that could well be your broken and dunked-in-the-toilet-just-to-be-sure that's since been refurbished by Apple.
That's not how Apple's replacement program works.
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