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Apple Offering In-Store iPhone 5c Display Replacements

by Brandon Russell | January 20, 2014January 20, 2014 2:30 pm PST

iPhone 5c in Blue rear box

If your iPhone 5c display is broken, Apple is now offering in-store repairs. Following up on a rumor from last week, the company on Monday confirmed users with its cheaper handset can now head to an Apple store for service. Previously, the company sent devices to an off-site location, charging owners a hefty $229 fee (if you didn’t have AppleCare+). Now that Apple is performing repairs in-house, users are only being charged $149 (again, if you don’t have AppleCare+), which is quite a bit cheaper.

Back in June, Apple began an in-house initiative for iPhone 5 screens, allowing users with cracked and broken display to visit a retail location. The company hasn’t yet announced any plans to cater to iPhone 5s (or even iPhone 4s) users, though we expect Apple to address its flagship device relatively soon.

Broken displays are among the most terrible ailments that can afflict a smartphone, so hopefully you don’t need to take advantage of Apple’s service in the first place. If you do, and you own the company’s cheaper and more colorful iPhone 5c, now you can head to your nearest Apple Store for a repair.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...