We’ve gotten word from multiple sources that Apple will begin repairing/replacing broken iPhone 5c displays in its retail stores next week. The current plan is to begin offering replacements on Monday, January 20th. As we noted in November of last year, this initiative has been in the works for several months as Apple needs to source individual screens for replacement and supply each of its stores within special calibration machines…

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 all of their applications and data. Previously, iPhones with broken screens would need whole unit replacements.

For a broken display not covered under warranty, the replacement will likely cost $149. This is less than what an entirely new device would typically cost. Apple has begun conducting iPhone 5c screen replacements in a small number of stores in the United States over the past couple of months, but the January 20th rollout will represent a full-scale launch in all of Apple’s retail regions aside from Hong Kong and Canada.

While we reported in November that iPhone 5s in-store screen repairs are also coming soon, the 5s program won’t be seeing a full-scale rollout next week. 5s repairs are still in a small rollout stage. Apple has, however, been offering replacements for other parts for both devices for some time.

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9 Responses to “Apple to begin in-store iPhone 5c screen repairs next week”

  1. Yuto Tsukida says:

    my friend actually just cracked his screen and had to pay $269 to replace the iPhone 5C… wait till he hears about this ..


  2. Al Lijee says:

    We’ve been repairing iPhones, iPod, iPads for a long time and we have walk-in repair centres across the UK. Search for “iTechnician” on Google, request a repair quote from us and compare the price…
    We are local, affordable, professional and repairs can be carried out while-u-wait :-)


  3. dodgermoore says:

    I didn’t realize this was a new thing but I literally cracked my display Saturday and had it replaced at an Apple store on Sunday. Took about 30 minutes and was $149.


  4. AHHHHH! Why they no replace 5s screens in store???? I’ve been waiting since November! When? WHEN???


  5. I think this is a good move for them because if at the very least it keeps customers walking back into the store which could lead to other sales.


  6. bris bane says:

    Its really a good initiative taken by Apple. I really appreciate there step to repair iPhone screen at there retail stores.


  7. If you’ve resisted the upgrade trend and still rock an iPhone 3, 4, or 5, See Jane Fix is a Seattle company that will repair your iPhone from the location of your choice. Whether you’re at the office, at home in your sweats, or out to lunch with friends, we fix your phone regardless of what your schedule looks like.

    Props to Apple though for finally offering repairs in store though! Now if only they’d make the glass a little sturdier in the first place…