I4 glass back/$29

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  1. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    Hi I made an appointment for the genius bar fir tomorrow at the apple store for a battery issue. While I was making the appointment I asked the cost for glass back. The tech said $29.00.

    Marc
     
  2. iAmYou macrumors 6502

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  3. chembox macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder how much replacing the front costs. :eek:
     
  4. greatestash macrumors member

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    Replacing the front glass from Apple cost $199; they will give you new iphone as replacement instead of replacing glass because now glass is directly connected with the screen and its too hard to replace glass only. So they charge $199 for replacement with new phone (yes i asked this from Apple rep and thats what he told me).
     
  5. brewno macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for the info. I started a thread (6 pages now) about a aluminum back plate for around that price, but now knowing Apple's original glass back is 29$, I won't be too worried.

    I appreciate the post.
     
  6. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    Agreed, good little piece of info to know. I never would have thought they would replace that so cheap.
     
  7. THE dAY macrumors 6502

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    Is this something we can go in and just buy or do we need to bring in the phone to be repaired.

    Reason I'm asking is, it would be nice to have one at home as a backup just incase..
     
  8. bigred7078 macrumors 6502a

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    I was honestly expecting it to be at LEAST $50 so this is good news.

    Thanks OP!
     
  9. ljx718 macrumors 6502

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    took bad customers cant take advantage of that pricing
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Thats a pretty good price for the glass back installed.
    If my phone falls and breaks I hope it lands on the back:D
     
  11. CBillups1 macrumors 6502a

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  12. Hemmo macrumors regular

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    its nice info,i wanted to buy white oem backplate and it runs over 100$ so 29$ from apple sound very very nice ,it would be interesting to know if they have white ones and if they are at same price range as the black one.
     
  13. Absolem macrumors regular

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    That is awesome in my opinion!

    To me its most useful if you get a scratch on the glass where the camera is! Cheap fix, sweeet!
     
  14. laela macrumors regular

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    Makes those invishield zaggers kinda ridiculous now, at least for the back panel. :D
     
  15. mpossoff thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It's not worth buying online either as apple will install it for you and the best part is there are OEM.

    Marc
     
  16. Lingham macrumors regular

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    Exactly what is happening to me!
     
  17. iAmYou macrumors 6502

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    The back panel does include the lens cover? Is it all one piece? I would assume it is but I am not sure.
     
  18. Lingham macrumors regular

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    yes and yes
     
  19. iAmYou macrumors 6502

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    That's awesome then. Thanks.
     
  20. this is funah macrumors 6502

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    thanks, makes me a little less worried if something were to happen there.
     
  21. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Wonder if there's an option for a white glass back. I'd love to swap mine out for that.
     
  22. cypher23 macrumors member

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    No, unfortunately not. The back glass panel has a part number and when they do a replacement, it'll be like for like. Not to mention, the Apple stores won't have the white ones in stock until the white iPhone is released.
     
  23. DynaFXD macrumors 6502a

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    That's a shame. Assuming the parts have the same shape and construction, and it is being sold at a profit, why wouldn't they let you get a white backing as opposed to the stock black? It sounds like a neat customization if someone felt so inclined. If Apple is still making a buck and keeping the servicing with their in house technicians, why would they care what color you bought (when it's available)?
     
  24. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    When/if the white iPhone 4 is released, then you could probably order a white backing for whatever color of your iPhone 4, why people assume otherwise is not clear for me. At most you might lost the warranty, or they might not install them themselves...
     

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