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.


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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Top Rated Comments

dannyyankou Avatar
134 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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proline Avatar
134 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?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
japanime Avatar
134 months ago
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iChrist Avatar
134 months ago
Nice. A broken screen costs 149. With AppleCare it costs 99 + 79. AppleCare is a scam.
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Marrakas Avatar
134 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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Jett0516 Avatar
134 months ago
So if you bought applecare+ for $99 you still need to pay $79? :confused:
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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