For now if you have a problem with the screen of the iPhone 5, iPhone 5C or if unfortunately it had been broken by a fall or blow, you could visit an Apple store, Apple Store, where the employees of the Genius Bar will replace it by guarantee in the event of a defect in it or upon payment if it has been due to an accident. On the iPhone 5, this repair method has been used for more than a year instead of giving a new device 'refurbished' to the client. In the case of the iPhone 5C the method was put into practice since the beginning of 2014. Various sources, including 9to5Mac, point out that numerous Apple Stores of U.S. and Canada have begun to receive numerous units of screens for iPhone 5S and they point out that from next Monday 4 August These stores will offer the service of screen replacement instead of a refurbished device.
The company has been testing direct replacement in stores for some time in a short time, a year after the iPhone 5 was on sale, many Apple Stores received a advanced machine that automatically took care of disassembling the damaged screen and place a new device on the device, as well as a calibration of the sensors. The customer will not have to erase the information from their device to upload it via backup later, such as when receiving a device 'Refurbished‘, since within an hour, the user will receive his iPhone with the new screen.
If it is not a problem or factory defect of the iPhone 5S screen, a new screen repair it will cost $ 150. Much more affordable than if we arrived at an Apple Store with the iPhone 5S completely broken, the replacement of the complete device would cost us $ 269. We will have to wait and see if this repair method also extends to the rest of the countries of the world and users outside the United States and Canada can enjoy the service.
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We will have to wait "to have" if this method of repair also extends to the rest of the countries of the world. "Let's see"
Commenting on the news, it is interesting that they can change the screen at the moment paying what they ask for, instead of waiting to send it to the SAT, or change it for another device that is somewhat more expensive.
In stores that are not Apple franchises, they already change screens. In fact, it is better as long as you do not have the guarantee, because the change at the hands of Apple is a robbery and I know it from experience.
Another thing, for example, is the home bottom, which as the touch ID is encrypted next to the co-processor (or something like that, I don't remember well), so send it yes or yes to Apple, because the replacement of this alone is not possible .
Hello John !
Well, I precisely advise against third-party stores, firstly because you have to wait for the two-year warranty to pass so that you can consider that you can save money and secondly, in my experience, the replacement parts are of poor quality and the assembly process is barbaric, if you open the terminal again, there are moving parts, missing screws and fingerprints all over the surfaces (that is, grease that does not help the terminal cooling at all) ... but this is my experience.
It is important to assess what is best for each one and if you want a few points or a Band-Aid for your iPhone.
Excuse me, but I fix iPhones myself, and if it's tedious, because there are 1mm screws, but for that I have a fisherman-style box to keep everything well organized, and with patience everything is possible. To all my friends that I have fixed, from home bottom, screen, speaker, microphone, front camera, power flex, vibrator, battery, ... they have had no problem.
It has happened to me 2 times already, overnight the vibrator stopped working. Talk to Apple, first they offered me 2 options: make a retention of more than € 500 and send me one in a matter of days and when they receive mine, make the refund, in case there were no external agents, such as dust, tobacco, water, ... if not they charged me € 90 to change the vibrator. And the other option, wait for them to take it to the SAT in Germany or Holland, I don't remember, take a refurbished and returned, also without a budget or guarantees that passed by guarantee (I had it under guarantee and with apple care). You know that it costs me to change the vibrator, € 3 plus shipping and 10 minutes.
In my city there is no iPhone SAT, only for Mac. I buy a component in Spain and the law requires them to give me a 2-year warranty, yes or yes. And regarding quality, the screen in test gives me the same pixel density and resolution, I don't know what you're talking about. Poor quality? I don't notice any difference. What's more, you can make a review of an original camera and a replacement, have the quality of the photo and I assure you that it is the same. Clarify that there are components and components….
It is also true that an acquaintance took them to a shop in Paquistanis, and they messed it up brown ...
I recommend to everyone I know that if it is not under warranty or think about Apple. You also know why, because yours is not going to be returned to you, it will be someone else's, which was broken in its day, and Apple fixes it and sends it to you. The so-called Refurbished, which are 95% recycled cell phones.