Apple can replace broken iPhone 5 screens in the store, says report

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Apple can replace broken iPhone 5 screens in the store, says report

An inside look at the iPhone 5.

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iPhone 5 users who suffer a broken or scratched screen may be able to get a replacement directly in the store, according to a report from iMore.

Citing “sources within Apple retail,” the blog site said that the equipment used to replace iPhone screens has started showing up in the stores themselves. This move means that Apple store reps could outfit an iPhone 5 with a new screen on the spot rather than switching the entire phone for a new or refurbished model.

The screen swap-out process for the new iPhone would match that of the iPhone 3G and 3GS, iMore added. All three models use a single front that houses the LCD panel, glass surface, and the touch sensor, making it easy to replace. In contrast, the screens on the iPhone 4S and 4 are trickier to swap out since the front assembly can’t be removed as easily.

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Apple can replace broken iPhone 5 screens in the store, says report

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