Apple to Offer In-Store Repairs for iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c
9to5Mac reports, and AllThingsD has independently confirmed, that Apple is preparing to extend to its new iPhones the same in-store repair program it rolled out for the iPhone 5 this past summer. Sources said that Apple Stores will be equipped to handle most common repairs — cracked screens, bad batteries, etc.
The initiative is expected to begin before the end of the year, and should be a relief to iPhone 5s and 5c users with damaged devices. It’s easier and cheaper to have the broken screen on your unwarrantied 5s replaced than to pay the fee for a replacement device and run through the backup and restore process.
Apple declined to comment.