3 June 2013MacRumors:
As part of a shift to lower repair costs, Apple has begun replacing iPhone 5 screens at its retail locations. The new display replacement service is priced at $149 and can be purchased with or without AppleCare+.
Changes to Apple’s repair policies first surfaced last month, where a town hall session revealed that Apple would begin in-house repairs of displays in June in an effort to save approximately $1 billion per year.
This initiative is aimed at benefitting Apple, by saving Apple money. Assuming the actual service is good, at only $150 per repair this is a big plus for customers too, in my view. This is very competitively priced for an “official” repair.