Numerous sources are suggesting that Apple will begin in-store repairs and replacements of broken iPhone 5c displays as of next Monday.
The news has been coming for a while now, with Apple already testing the initiative in a few select US stores in recent months. Stores are outfitted with special calibration machines that can replace broken displays usually within the hour. These repairs are free for users under warranty, and will otherwise cost $149, whilst that’s admittedly a little steep, it’s much cheaper than purchasing a brand new device. Until now Apple would simply replace these broken devices with new units, which of course requires a new device setup, a process that can be inconvenient for some.
The full rollout of this initiative will begin on Monday 20 in all Apple’s retail regions except for Hong Kong and Canada.
iPhone 5s repairs have not reached this stage yet, and as such won’t be available at the same time. They are however being tested, so you can expect to see a similar service offered for Apple’s flagship device in the coming months.
Via: 9to5 Mac