iFixit today released a collection of all-new Fix Kits for iPhone 7 devices that guide users through replacing batteries, cracked screens, and even the front and rear camera modules and sensors on an iPhone.

The new battery Fix Kits for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus join previous kits already available for iPhones as far back as the iPhone 4s. iFixit said that these battery replacement kits help bring a dead iPhone back to life, and include all the usual tools needed for the replacement process: a collection of screwdrivers, tweezers, iFixit's own Opening Tool and Opening Pick, and more. Battery Fix Kits start at $44.95 for the iPhone 7 and increase to $49.95 for the iPhone 7 Plus (pictured below).

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The cracked screen Fix Kits are newly available for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as well, and include parts and tools for users to replace a broken iPhone 7 screen on their own. Contents include a custom driver, steel bits, opening tools, tweezers, and a replacement screen backed by iFixit's lifetime guarantee, but users will have to transfer their old display's home button assembly to retain Touch ID functions. Cracked screen Fix Kits cost $134.95 for the iPhone 7 and rise to $164.95 for the iPhone 7 Plus.

There are also new iPhone 7 repair components in the Small Parts Kits section, aimed at the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus's Lightning Connector, front camera and sensors, and rear camera. The small parts Fix Kits vary more drastically in price, with an iPhone 7 front camera and sensor cable kit costing $34.95, and an iPhone 7 Plus Dual Rear Camera kit priced at $84.95.

While each Fix Kit has a guide for users to follow, iFixit has also published a few How To videos on its YouTube channel, including an iPhone 7-specific playlist, to make following along to some of the repair kits even easier.

Depending on the issue at hand, and the iPhone model, out-of-warranty repairs directly from Apple can cost as much as $349 for an iPhone 7 Plus. Similar to iFixit's recent battery replacement Fix Kits for MacBook Pro devices, users have a chance to save money if they try out iFixit's guided replacement kits, as long as they are also up for the challenge of an at-home repair.

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Top Rated Comments

Itsedstech Avatar
64 months ago
Why not just take it to apple for the screen? $129 for the 7 and $149 for the Plus without AppleCare. Not to mention you get a genuine screen and don't have to worry about messing anything up.
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chromite Avatar
64 months ago
Just get AppleCare+.

Very cheap screen replacements.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
brucku Avatar
64 months ago
You could do that. But this is also intended for the more tech savvy individuals who are confident enough to make their own repairs or just for those who like to tinker with electronics in general. I also imagine third party repair stores would use specific kits like this as well.
But if you're smart enough to be technical, you're smart enough to understand that apple has better parts for less money and does it for you. I've spent the last 6 months telling people this "Apple made it a no brainer to replace your screen by going to them. They have completely undercut the market, stop trying to make the solution more difficult."

YEs if you live in rural Alaska and you broke your screen sure please order this kit but still.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Relentless Power Avatar
64 months ago
Just get AppleCare+..
You could do that. But this is also intended for the more tech savvy individuals who are confident enough to make their own repairs or just for those who like to tinker with electronics in general. I also imagine third party repair stores would use specific kits like this as well.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
charlituna Avatar
64 months ago
Having worked for Apple and replaced many, many screens, I can tell you that more often than not people who took their broken phone to be fixed at a kiosk or by themselves would damage the phone further. Also, Apple does not receive non-Apple parts; if you replace your screen, they NEED that original screen back on in order to swap the phone or the screen. Plus, it always looked like crap with some knockoff screen on it.
lack of ESD precautions and even simple things like keeping hands dry will do it. I watched a 3rd party guy replacing a friend's display and he was drinking a soda at the time and kept getting moisture on his fingers. On top of not being grounded etc.

and actually at least in the US they will replace a 3rd party screen, but at cost even if you are in warranty. i imagine to cover that they don't get the same trade in value as they do recycling their own displays.

3rd party battery however is "go buy a full price retail phone"
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Is it that cheap? A friend took his iPad mini 2 last year to Apple to fix a cracked screen and they quoted $250. I would think the iPhone screen would be way more expensive.
that's because there are no screws to take apart an iPad and they don't let their stores do same unit repairs on them. so you are quoted full out of warranty swap prices if you don't have apple care
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zcforlife Avatar
64 months ago
Author misconstrues costs of repair.

The display replacement kit for instance costs $134.95 for the iPhone 7 and gives youa knock-off display and requires you to transfer the TouchID sensor to maintain functionality, whereas Apple will replace the display for you at $129.99 without all the fuss. Same goes for the 7+ where the cost is $164.95 vs $149.99 from Apple.

The only time you end up spending less for a kit from ifixit is for the battery replacement where they will sell you one for ~$44 vs Apple’s $79. That being said your battery is covered under one year limited warranty and if you have any issues it would be replaced at no cost during that period. Having a battery replaced voids any repairabilty on the device, not just the limited warranty/AC+.

The $349 that the author is referencing is a whole unit swap for the iPhone 7+($299 for iPhone 7, since ifixit does not offer that as an option I don’t think it’s worth him mentioning and makes it sound as if Apple repairs are astronomically costlier than ifixit. Personally would have added Apple pricing respectively to make it a fair comparison
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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