Cracked screen, well, display maybe?

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  1. ivanwi11iams Contributor

    ivanwi11iams

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    My missus dropped her iPhone 6s Plus, on Tuesday. There is a crack that goes from left to right, in the top part of the screen.
    The actual display seems fine, and thus she can read characters and the likes.

    I've scheduled an appointment with Apple, for Tuesday. The initial cost to fix it, is around $149. But, here is hoping they merely need to change the 'outer' part of the screen and not the display itself. If that makes sense :(

    In 9 years, this is the first time that she's damaged a smartphone. While I'm at the Apple shop, I might go ahead and buy an Apple Care for it, too.
     
  2. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    They will likely replace the entire screen and not just the glass itself.
     
  3. DaveOP macrumors 65816

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    There is no glass only repair. Source: Was an Apple genius back in the day doing these repairs.
     
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    The whole screen is fused together. Glass, lcd and digitizer.
    They don't replace just the glass.
     
  6. off_piste macrumors 6502a

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    That's unfortunate. I have a crack in the first 1/8 inch of my top left corner. Was hoping there would be a glass repair option cheaper than getting a whole new screen.
     
  7. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    As others said, no glass only option. If you purchased that device more than 60 days ago you won't be able to get AppleCare Plus. I don't even know if Apple will let you purchase it after a damage has occurred (even if repaired by them).
     
  8. ivanwi11iams thread starter Contributor

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    ...thanks for the info. I guess come Tuesday afternoon, I'll be posting 'what happened' ;)
     
  9. 617aircav Suspended

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    A $10 tempered glass would have saved you $$$.
     
  10. davidgolfer macrumors regular

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    I assume you threw the phone across the room after watching the game Sunday. :(
     
  11. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Depending on how it was dropped...

    My wife's screen cracked even with a tempered glass protector. Stuff happens...
     
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  13. Newtons Apple, Aug 18, 2016
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    Not so sure about that. My friend broke the screen on his 6S and it had one of the fancy glass protectors. If it hits on the edge, the screen protector will not help and in fact will add another $10 to the repair!
     

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