Image Source: Wired This week, Apple announced that a specific repair, screen replacement, can be performed at Apple Store Genius Bars while the customer waits. The service is free if your phone is under warranty, otherwise it will cost you $199. Yikes. Of course, "Under Warranty" refers to the date purchased as well as other […]
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Apple Stores Will Now Replace Broken iPhone Screens, While You Wait

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Image Source: Wired

This week, Apple announced that a specific repair, screen replacement, can be performed at Apple Store Genius Bars while the customer waits. The service is free if your phone is under warranty, otherwise it will cost you $199. Yikes. Of course, "Under Warranty" refers to the date purchased as well as other factors like liquid damage* or jailbreaking.

Very good news if you have the misfortune of ending up with a cracked iPhone screen.  Before now, this would have been a very expensive repair, and one that required sending your phone away to either Apple or a specialist 3rd party repair company.  Being able to replace a screen for free and while you wait at an Apple Store is a huge step up in this area.

Here ‘s hoping none of us need to give the new system a test though. 🙂

Via: TUAW

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