Everyone has that friend that constantly breaks their phone screen (or you might be that friend). And for iPhone owners, it can be as costly as a new phone to repair.
Will Apple Stores Repair iPhone Screens?
According to CNN, Apple stores are now repairing iPhone 5c screens in store, to the tune of $149 for the repair. This service started January 20th, 2014.
Previously, any repairs to iPhone screens were sent to an off-site repair facility for $229. Unfortunately, any iPhones other than the 5c will still be subject to being sent off-site.
It is unknown why Apple is only repairing iPhone 5c phones at this time. The iPhone 5c was introduced in September 2013 as a lower priced alternative to the iPhone 5s that was launched at the same time. The iPhone 5c boasts an array of colorful choices to choose from for the phone unlike the standard black and white (and now gold) colors for other models. It also has a better price point- the 16 GB model starts at $99 as opposed to the 5s 16 GB model that starts at $199.
If you need to get your iPhone 5c screen repaired, you can now head to the Genuis Bar for a cheaper option rather than sending your phone in. When will Apply begin to repair other iPhone screens in store? Good question. In store repairs is a good customer service move for Apple, so hopefully they will begin to repair other iPhone models in house soon.
Photo courtesy of iPhone 5c community on Facebook.