November 8, 2013
Customers with damaged iPhones will need look no farther than their nearest Apple store.
According to 9to5Mac, Apple Stores across the nation will be outfitted and their employees trained so damaged iPhone 5S and 5C devices can be fixed rather than replaced.
Sources told the publication Apple stores will have the machinery necessary to replace the touchscreens on both devices and will have the inventory to replace volume buttons, the vibrating motor, rear-camera and speaker system.
Phones under warranty will, of course, be fixed for free but, if the warranty has expired, the owner will be charged a fee for replacement of parts.
According to 9to5Mac, a battery replacement will cost $79 while a new iPhone 5C Home button will come in at $29.
Sources said the replacement parts, screen calibration machines and training handbooks have begun arriving at some Apple stores. It is anticipated Apple will soon have the service up and running.