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Apple begins offering in-house broken iPhone screen repair, costs just $149

Apple will now replace your broken iPhone 5 screen for $149 in the Apple Store with or without an AppleCare+ plan.

Published Tue, Jun 4 2013 11:02 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:22 PM CST

This morning, Apple has began offering in-store screen replacements for its iPhone 5 as part of a move to lower repair cost. A screen replacement will cost customers $149 with or without AppleCare+. Apple says that the repairs are available for cracked or broken displays as well as screens that experience multi-touch issues.

Apple begins offering in-house broken iPhone screen repair, costs just $149 | TweakTown.com

This change comes after rumors first surfaced last month during a town hall session where Apple revealed that it would begin in-house repairs that would effectively save the company approximately $1 billion per year. The $149 pricing plan falls in line with AppleCare+ pricing which cost $99 up front and $49 for each replacement.

[Editor's note: As an iPhone owner who paid for AppleCare+, I would expect to pay just $49 for the repair as that is what is stipulated in AppleCare+. It's not clear if this is what Apple will do, however.]

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A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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