Apple Now Replacing Damaged iPhone 5c Screens in Retail Stores

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    As reported last week, Apple is now offering in-store repairs for iPhone 5c displays.

    Users with a cracked or damaged iPhone 5c display that do not have AppleCare+ can pay a $149 fee to get the screen repaired. Prior to the in-store repairs, that fee was $229 as Apple was forced to send damaged phones to an off-site repair center.

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    Apple first began offering in-store repairs back in June, when it began replacing iPhone 5 screens. The company is not yet equipped to replace iPhone 5s or iPhone 4s screens, so those devices are still sent off-site.

    Apple's in-store repairs are designed to cut down on costs and in a June 2013 employee meeting, Apple noted that in-house repairs could save the company as much as $1 billion per year.

    Article Link: Apple Now Replacing Damaged iPhone 5c Screens in Retail Stores
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    The four people who've ended up buying a 5c worldwide will be happy to know this!
     
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    Well, the $149 fee is $29 less than ApppleCare+ and the $79 fee, so now as far as screen replacement is concerned, 5C buyers are actually better off without the extended warranty.

    It could however still be useful for a battery or home button replacement.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    So that's 4 of my friends. Wait, then there's the guy down the block, Oh and the dude that works in the cafe.

    That makes 6.

    But seriously, the 5C is almost as common as the 5S where I live.:D
     
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  6. macrumors 6502a

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    I've seen more 5c's in Glasgow than 5s's ... on my office alone we have two 5s owners and six 5c owners. My Father in Law also owns one, as does one of my sister's in law.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Too many around now

    We see heaps coming in every day for repair now in Australia.
    Seems to be a lot of problems with their camera's.
    Keeps us busy, but its a shame apple haven't fixed the problem before now.

    Oh well keeps us busy
     
  8. Señor, Mar 20, 2014
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    Why not just bring out this option in the first place, Apple? It isn't like people don't break their 5c's in the first day.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    What do you mean

    Not sure what you mean, why dot do this in the first place ??
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    Updated that post. Sorry, I see why that was confusing.
     

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