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| January 17, 2014
Apple Reportedly Set To Offer In-Store iPhone 5c Screen Repairs Beginning Jan. 20
Apple is reportedly set to begin offering iPhone 5c display repairs and replacements in its retail stores early next week. According to 9to5Mac, in-store iPhone 5c screen repairs will be provided starting on Monday, Jan. 20. This plan constitutes a full-scale launch for the service, which has been offered in several stores in the U.S. since a couple of months ago. Last November, it was reported that that iPhone 5s would also get the in-store repair treatment. But it appears that in-store repairs for Apple's flagship handset are going to be rolled out on a large scale at a later date. At any rate, the setup for the iPhone 5s is going to be similarly advantageous when compared with that for the iPhone 5c. As noted by 9to5Mac:
The on-site iPhone 5c display program is perhaps the most convenient way for Apple to offer iPhone screen repairs. If a user has a broken display, the store could fix the screen (typically within an hour) and not need to replace the entire phone. This means that a user can walk in with a broken phone and out with a fixed phone and not have to re-install of their applications and data. Previously, iPhones with broken screens would need whole unit replacements.For a device not under warranty, the screen replacement is said to cost $149, which is much more affordable than the cost of completely replacing a device with a damaged screen. Apple previously launched in-store repairs for the iPhone 5 in June last year, facilitated by a rather impressive screen repair machine that's presumably similar to the one that's set to be used for the iPhone 5c.