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).
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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Very cheap screen replacements.
YEs if you live in rural Alaska and you broke your screen sure please order this kit but still.
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"
[doublepost=1502913880][/doublepost] 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
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