Apple is planning to begin offering in-store display replacement for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. 9to5mac reports that Apple will soon begin conducting in-store replacement of displays and repairs of other components for both the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s.
As per the report, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C display replacement will cost $149 for users without AppleCare+ subscription and $79 for AppleCare+ subscribers.
With this service, Apple will no longer have to replace an entire device due to a broken screen or home button. Apple will simply replace the broken part of the device which will not only help Apple save money, but will also help users from having to setup newly replaced device.
The report also notes that with this initiative, Apple will replace the volume buttons, vibrating motor, rear-camera, and speaker system on the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. Home button will only be replaced for the iPhone 5c, but Apple store won’t be able to replace Touch ID-based button on the iPhone 5s.
Users with under warranty iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s, can avail free replacement of the defective parts. But, if the device is not under warranty, customer will be charged with a fee of $79 for a battery replacement and $29 for the replacement of the iPhone 5c Home button.
There’s no word yet on when this initiative kicks-off, but the report says that Apple stores are already receiving the training manuals to conduct these repair services.