Good news, clumsy iPhone 5C owners. The next time you smash the screen of your iPhone 5c in a tragic drunken texting accident, you’ll soon be able to walk into an Apple Store and have your screen repaired or replaced in about an hour. And since you won’t have to swap your trusty device for a brand new phone, you can avoid all of the hassle of re-apping.
9to5 Mac is reporting that Apple will soon begin to repair busted iPhone 5C displays in-store – as early as next week. Apple’s been working on fitting all their stores with this ability for months, and now it’s about to go live.
The on-site repair will take the place of the current most-common fix for a totally-shattered iPhone screen, which is simply swapping out the busted device for a new one. That can be costly, of course.
Even at $149 (the estimated screen repair cost for those not covered), it’s still less money and less of a hassle than having to get a brand new phone.
If you’re an iPhone 5s owner – sit tight. You’re next.
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