It appears that Apple is taking steps to start doing in-store repairs of their devices instead of advising the customer to replace the device. Late last year it was reported that Apple may soon offer screen replacement service for iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C in-stores, for an additional cost.
According to new reports, Apple will begin its screen replacement initiative for broken iPhone 5C displays starting as early as next week (January 20th). It appears that the company is currently testing the screen replacement for broken iPhone 5Cs at a selected list of stores, and has been doing so for the past few months.
A report by 9to5Mac states “Apple will begin reparing/replacing broken iPhone 5c displays in its retail stores next week. The current plan is to begin offering replacements on Monday, January 20th.” iPhone 5Cs which aren’t covered by AppleCare warranty will cost $149 for the repair/replacement services, while those under warranty will pay $79 to repair or replace the iPhone 5C screen.
The Apple Screen repair services might be extended to other devices in the near future depending on how successful it is for the company, it will be available in Apple Stores as early as next week, except the ones in Canada and Hong Kong.