iPhone 5 or earlier 5S broken screen strategy

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by duggram, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. duggram macrumors 6502

    duggram

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    Broke my 5S screen this morning. It's shattered and not in 'get by' condition. Was hoping to hold out for a new SE if they come out. How should I deal with this situation? I see lots of iPhone screen repair shops locally. Should I get the screen repaired and continue to wait? Don't really want one of the currently available iPhones, but I am so iPhone dependent now. Thank you.
     
  2. mtneer macrumors 68030

    mtneer

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    If you really need your phone to get by, then this is an emergency and you should go get a phone to keep the wheels moving right away. If you really do want to wait for the new model, you could also try picking up an old used 5 or 5S off of Swappa for $50 to get by, until you know what Apple has in store to splurge on.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

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    You could also buy a SE as you can find some good deals and will get you some trade in value when the SE2 arrives this Sept.

    Sorry about your loss.
     
  4. Ffosse macrumors 68000

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    Sorry your phone is ruined; I'd agree with the above and go for an SE which will give you improved performance plus they can be got quite inexpensively right now.
     
  5. maerz001 macrumors 65816

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    I bought a display repair kit from eBay for 25€.
    Just make sure that that it has the front camera and distance sensor already in it.
    Takes about 5min to replace
     
  6. duggram thread starter macrumors 6502

    duggram

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    Sure enough my manager at work was telling me that his teenage kid repairs all of their phones with screens from the internet. So I got a shop to do it. That's OK my phone looks like new and has a lifetime guarantee on the screen now.
    Thanks for all of the helpful posts. Next time I break a screen, if it's not in 50 pieces like it was today, I'll get a kit and try it myself.
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Get a screen replacement as the new SE isn't expected this year.
     

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