Dropped iPhone 5 glass is now cracked - repair cost from Apple Store?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Iamgort, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I saw the headlines when the iPhone 5 first came out that the apple stores can swap out the cracked screens now instead of having to replace a phone. What's this cost?
     
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    adcx64

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    They don't swap the glass in store, they do that when the phone is sent for refurbishing. If you have Apple Care Plus, its $49. If you don't, its $150-200.

    Sorry to hear about your iPhone!
     
  3. macrumors demi-god

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    adcx64

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    The "Geniuses" aren't really that helpful anymore. They are very quick to just swap out a refurbished phone then to take the time and fix it. Maybe someone else on here will have more info.
     
  5. macrumors demi-god

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    From reading this article, looks like the design of the iPhone 4 (and 4s) made it difficult to change the screen, even for the Geniuses.

    Looks like the iPhone 5 design made it easy again.

    http://www.imore.com/apple-replace-broken-iphone-5-displays-store
     

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