I’m not going to pretend this is an Apple-only issue, but everywhere I turn I see people walking around with cracked displays. In the case of iPhones the correlation is particularly high because many users want an unfettered experience involving no protection that would muck up the gorgeously magical design of their phones. But alas, this leads to many chipped, cracked, and dented devices. Until today, the answer was sending your phone back to Apple or having a (sometimes shady) third party do the repair. Want your phone fixed quickly by someone you trust (more)?
Apple will finally begin offering iPhone 5s screen replacements in its official U.S. and Canada retail stores starting today, according to several sources. Apple Store Genius Bars are said to have begun taking delivery of large quantities of iPhone 5s screens for the repair program. This roll-out will mark an official launch as a few stores in the U.S. have piloted iPhone 5s screen repairs over the past several months. Apple officially rolled out iPhone 5c screen repairs in January, and it began replacing other iPhone 5c and 5s parts late in 2013.
As an FYI, the screen replacements will cost approximately $150 per repair, and this is more affordable than the $269 price of completely replacing a broken iPhone 5s. Will you fix yours already?!