Cracked iPhone 5 Screen: What Are My Options?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AppleBoyFreak, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. AppleBoyFreak macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    As you can tell from the title, my friend dropped their iPhone 5 and the screen is smashed. What exactly are their options? Thank you so much!
     
  2. cynics macrumors G3

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    Take it to an Apple store and have it fixed. I think refurb + damaged trade in on an iPhone 5 is 250 (not positive on that figure).
     
  3. Brittany246, Jul 11, 2013
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    Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

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    1. Pay to have the screen replaced 2. Buy another one 3. Live with it
     
  4. AppleBoyFreak thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I thought if you brought it to Apple the replacement cost out of warranty was only $199?
     
  5. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    The cost is in my signature.
     
  6. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I would take it to Apple and have them take care of it.
     
  9. 617aircav Suspended

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    I would sell it on ebay for $320 ish after fees, look on craigslist for a replacement for $300-$400. A cracked iphone 5 has a market value of $350+ on ebay, the apple exchange is easily costing close to $600. I understand that not everyone is an ebay or craigslist guru like me.
     
  10. TheProFTW macrumors regular

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    http://www.ubreakifix.com

    These guys are currently fixing my HTC One X+ as we speak. You can mail it in to them, shame iPhone 5 repairs are so expensive.
     
  11. TedM macrumors 6502

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  12. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Price varies depending on iPhone model. iPhone 5 = $229. You give them your broken phone, and they give you a non-broken phone.

    Also, check out this article:

    Apple Begins Offering In-Store iPhone 5 Display Replacements for $149

    Don't know if all stores are offering this service yet, but if you only want the screen replaced, you might call and ask about that.
     

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