Currently if by some crazy turn of fate, you end up breaking your iPhone’s screen, your local Apple Store replaces the entire unit for you. But Apple is planning to change that soon, new reports cite. The company intends to equip its stores so that they can repair and replace parts of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C rather than replacing entire handsets.
In a recent report published on 9to5mac, unnamed sources close to the matter have been quoted as saying that ‘Apple Stores will be able to replace several parts of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C on-site, meaning that Apple will no-longer need to fully replace iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C units with damage or other problems.’
This is certainly a very welcome prospect for iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C users. The report further claims that the parts that could be replaced at Apple Stores include screen, rear camera, speaker system, volume buttons, the motor as well as the regular Home Button on iPhone 5C. In other words, if you end up screwing any of these parts up, you can simply walk into an Apple Store and have the damaged part replaced right away.
No doubt, the price of parts will vary. The screen, for instance, will set you back $149 while a new battery will cost you $79. If you need a new Home Button for your iPhone 5C handset, you will have to cough up $29.
These prices may sound steep, but they are a welcome relief. Until now, if you broke an iPhone touchscreen, your entire handset was replaced and you were charged accordingly. If Apple does launch such repair-and-replace program, it will allow users to pay only for the damaged part and have it replaced. The best part of this is that you can have your damaged iPhone repaired right there in an Apple Store, without having to wait long hours or days.