How much does Apple charge to replace iPhone glass?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pawn3d, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. pawn3d macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2008
  2. bassproguy07 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2008
    Katy, TX
    a lot, think its like 250 but they just give you a new phone and take your old one as a refurb
  3. carson44 macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2008
    i cracked the glass on my iphone, took it too apple cost $200 to upgrade to a 3g and i got my broke iphone back.
  4. pawn3d thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2008
    are you in the US?
  5. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

    Aug 25, 2008
    Los Angeles
    200 bucks to replace phones ( i had to turn in my 3g though )

    I live in california
  6. carson44 macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2008
    i live in the U.S, Lincoln NE. dont know how i got to keep it but im not complaining
  7. icewing macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2008
    St Louis
    Do a google search, there are also other companies like that do it...maybe cheaper, maybe not. Their prices show as $120 just for the 3G glass to $200 for the original or if your 3G needs a new front assembly. They fixed my daughter's ipod after it mixed with a soda in her purse...
  8. gr8gonzo macrumors member


    Jul 16, 2008
    Alabama USA
    i resQ has a 24 hour turn around time, so go with that
  9. pawn3d thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2008
    So essentially, Apple does not physically repair iPhones, they replace them?
    That brings me to my second question: Do they transfer your data back or is that the users responsibility?
  10. jeffdc5 macrumors member


    Sep 13, 2008
  11. M-5 macrumors 65816


    Jan 4, 2008
    Yeah, I believe it's $200 if your phone is cracked. Same goes for if you need your battery replaced. They will charge you $200 and replace your phone.

    I have a 1st Gen cracked iPhone, but I wonder if they would replace my phone with the 1st gen or the 3G iPhone. I hope the former, as I wouldn't want to have to pay the additional cost for 3G.
  12. nimda0 macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2008
    This is good information... so if you totally screw your phone, you can pay 200 and get a new one. Awesome.
  13. beetothetea macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2009
    The cheapest way I found was to go on and search on screen glass replacement. Then from their you can use a search engine's SHOPING feature and find the best deal on a glass screen.

    Don't know about warrenty violations thought....

    Also make sure you get the package deal with the screen & adhesive & sensor in on deal.

    Average cost plus shipping will vary from

  14. nateo200 macrumors 68030


    Feb 4, 2009
    Northern District NY
    Don't quote me on this but Ive heard of a website called like that will send you a new screen and removal tool for $59.99 it on the forums and looked at the site looked legit as many users claimed at least. I would rather do that than have apple screw me over for a whole new handset.
  15. intrepid00 macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2008
  16. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Then it should be really affordable for you to make replacement screens.
  17. intrepid00 macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2008
    Should be considering that its materials can be scooped off the nearest beach. All you need is a piece of glass and glass cutter. If mine broke I'd just take it to my grandfather that has these materials and skill.
  18. SymX macrumors newbie


    Sep 15, 2009
    Little Silver, NJ
    I had a hairline crack in the glass screen of my 3GS that in no way affected my use of the phone -- it just looked like garbage :p

    So I decided "Ah what the hell, I'll see if it's covered under warranty..." and took it to the Apple Store near where I live in NJ. The guy behind the desk noted that there were no signs of droppage, checked it for water damage, and replaced the screen for free, no questions asked (not the entire phone). I was in and out in less than 10 minutes with a brand new looking 3GS.

    So if there's anyone who's been debating trying their luck with the Apple Store, I'd say give it a shot!
  19. felipestrong macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2009
    I had a similar experience as the above poster. My screen on my new iPhone 3GS was cracked. It was in a case. I honestly didn't remember ever dropping it. I went into the Apple store, and explained to them "look I know this sounds like a likely story, but I swear to you I didn't drop my phone, and as you can see, it's in a case with no signs of droppage." The Apple person said "since you aren't complaining about anything else being wrong with the phone, I'll replace your screen free of charge." She took my phone in the back and came out ten minutes later with a new screen, no questions asked. I didn't have to pay a dime. Needless to say, I was stoked. So my advice is the same as the above poster.. go to the Apple store and give it a try...
  20. hchavarria macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2008
    #20 is the best, I do all my iphone, ipod, mac fixes myself. I just buy the part and they have step by step tutorials on how to fix them. Much less expensive.

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