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Apple to offer in-store iPhone repairs

Apple is prepping its stores to repair and replace parts for the iPhone 5S and 5C, “sources with knowledge of the upcoming initiative” told 9to5Mac. This means that damaged iPhones won’t necessarily need to be turned in for an entirely new unit.The initiative will cover several components, according to the sources, including the screen, the rear camera, the volume buttons, the motor, the speaker system, and the 5C’s conventional (non-Touch ID) home button. Special calibration equipment will be provided to the stores to allow employees to replace the touch screen.Users covered by an AppleCare warranty can get the parts replaced or repaired for free. Other owners will have to shell out some cash. Replacing the touch screen will cost $149. A new battery will run $79. And a new home button for the iPhone 5C will cost $29. This comes as a huge relief to consumers, since a majority of them have broken an iphone screen or their entire phone; also I think that this service will phase out a lot of phone repair shops i.e. iDope.

URL: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57611269-94/apple-to-offer-in-store-iphone-repairs-says-report/

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