iPhone 6 screen broken, fix it or upgrade?

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  1. joe8232 macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    I just wanted to see if anyone has any thoughts on this. My iPhone 6 128gb screen has pretty much stopped working (unresponsive and sometimes presses where I haven't touched it). It has no damage but for some reason it's very unresponsive. Quite often if I restart the phone by holding down the home and power button it starts working again, but it's incredibly annoying.

    So my options are, pay about $150 for a new assembly from iFixit, or put that money towards the new iPhone. I'm not comfortable selling the phone on eBay given the faulty screen so I guess I could recycle it too. Any thoughts?
     
  2. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I'd st least take it into Apple and see what they say. Still, $150 is much cheaper than what a 128gb phone would cost even used.

    If you're happy with the phone I guess my vote goes for repair and stick with it. If you go the upgrade route I'd try to hold out until September when we see a whole new model or, at the very least, a price drop on all current models.
     
  3. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    If you live near an Apple Store, you can schedule an appointment and have a Genius take a look at it. Granted, the warranty most likely expired, but if the repairs do not cost that much you could have the work done on it, sell the phone, and then put that money toward the 7.
     
  4. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    I'd take it in and see what they tell you. be truthful and at the end, it's $109 via apple for a screen replacement. it's up to you given the leaks if you plan on upgrading though i'd fix OR if you sell it, have a full disclosure of the issue.
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    Being it's an outdated iPhone 6 and we are weeks away from the Key Note, the 6s will be discounted soon enough, otherwise the iPhone 7 is almost here for an option as well.
     
  6. joe8232 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for all your help guys, I'm going to order a replacement screen from ifixit. It is a bit annoying because I've taken pretty good care of the phone so I don't see why it should stop working, but so be it. Fingers crossed this will keep the phone working until the next iteration of the iphone.
     
  7. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Unless I am missing something, ifixit is going to run you $140, which is more than Spple charges. Did the phone sustain some other damage where you suspect Apple wouldn't just replace the screen for you?
     
  8. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    that's what i'm thinking.

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    $109 + taxes and you should have a new iPhone screen. i've even read some stories that they'll replace your phone if they feel nice that day. unless you don't have an apple store near by, you could always mail it in? they're pretty quick with fixes. had my wifes iP6 screen replaced under warranty all done by mail and back to me within 3 business days.
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Take it to Apple and after it gets fix sell it or use it. For cost of the parts you can get Apple to do it right!
     
  10. joe8232 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I realised (after ordering from ifixit) that it would have been cheaper to just send it to apple; however, the ifixit order arrived this morning and it didn't take 10 minutes to swap the screen out and it works perfectly now!
     

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