Cracked screen Repair or Replace?

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  1. jagooch macrumors 6502

    jagooch

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    My Apple watch 4 screen was cracked by a Soccer ball hitting my arm that was wearing my Apple Watch 4.

    There is a round shattering of the screen glass with about 4-5 hairline cracks coming out of it and going all the way across the screen. It works but I think the cracks are spreading. it's a matter of time before the screen falls apart.

    My watch is over a year old and without Apple Care.

    I see 3 options:
    1. Take it to Apple to repair the screen.
    2. Buy a used Apple Watch on Craigslist.
    Prices are around $350 in my area.
    3. Buy a new Apple Watch 4 from Apple.


    What would you do?


    I was shocked at the amount of damage, and looked into getting it repaired. I think it's like $300 to replace the screen since I don't have AC. Actually, from reading this thread it sounds like Apple Care would not have covered it anyway
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    How is your Apple Watch Series 4 over a year old, when it released in September 2018?

    Anyways, I would probably just not pay the repair fee, and spend a little bit extra money for a new Series 4, or even yet, maybe wait to see what the Series 5 offers, if one is released in the fall.
     
  3. jagooch thread starter macrumors 6502

    jagooch

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    you're right, somehow my search in evernote brought up the wrong Apple watch receipt. that was probably the series 1 I had.


    I searched again and looks like I ordered late September w with estimated delivery date in
    October 2018.


    I doubt they would fix it for a reasonable cost. see image.
     

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  4. rgyiv macrumors regular

    rgyiv

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    I'd see what Apple would do for you, and if it's not a reasonable price, I'd buy something new or refurbished from Apple or Best Buy.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

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    The images have the classic look of impact damage but you never know what Apple will say.
     
  6. jagooch thread starter macrumors 6502

    jagooch

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    Thanks for the replies. I decided to live with the cracked display and use the watch as long as it lasts. I blocked another shot on my team's goal yesterday, and the Soccer ball hit my arm right where the watch would have been. I took it off this time so it was just my arm that took the impact. :)
     

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