Apple to Begin iPhone 5c In-Store Screen Replacements Next Week

Apple will begin offering in-store screen replacements or repairs for iPhone 5c displays next week, starting on Monday, January 20, according to 9to5Mac.

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Apple has begun conducting iPhone 5c screen replacements in a small number of stores in the United States over the past couple of months, but the January 20th rollout will represent a full-scale launch in all of Apple’s retail regions aside from Hong Kong and Canada.

Broken displays that aren't covered under AppleCare+ will likely cost $149 per device to replace or repair, while displays that are covered under AppleCare+ are likely to cost $79 per device, similar to the pricing structure Apple employs for broken iPhone 5 displays.

In-store replacements/repairs for iPhone 5s displays are still in Apple's plans and are "coming soon", though are not expected to roll out next week alongside iPhone 5c replacements/repairs. The moves are part of Apple's larger shift to lower repair costs.

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88 months ago

According to the media nobody is buying the 5C. Why would they need this?

What media are you looking at?



Edit: Unless that was sarcasm I didn't pick up.
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88 months ago
Seems like good news for the customers, but this is MacRumors so I'm sure people will spin this into something bad. Maybe whine about the cost?
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88 months ago
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88 months ago
Nice. A broken screen costs 149. With AppleCare it costs 99 + 79. AppleCare is a scam.
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88 months ago

So if you bought applecare+ for $99 you still need to pay $79? :confused:


Which means in total you end up paying more with applecare than without. I'm laughing at how apple rips people off and gets away with it.
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88 months ago
So if you bought applecare+ for $99 you still need to pay $79? :confused:
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