It’s a familiar story. You party a bit too hard on Friday night and when you wake up on Saturday, you aren’t quite sure what happened, but you do know that your phone’s display has cracks spider-webbing across the glass.
Well if this happened to you and you own an iPhone 5C, you’re in luck. Starting on Monday, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) will repair or replace your broken iPhone 5C screen in Apple stores, according to 9to5Mac.
The program hasn’t been officially announced, but rumors of the program have been circulating since November. Apple has tested the service in selected stores around the U.S. for the past couple of months.
According to 9to5’s sources, the store could fix the screen within an hour. Rather than requiring customers to buy a brand-new phone, customers with a broken iPhone 5C screen can keep all of their data and apps and leave the store with a brand-new screen.
If the iPhone 5C is not under warranty, fixing the screen will likely cost $149 dollars. Expensive, maybe, but much less so than purchasing a new one.
Eventually, Apple will also offer the service for iPhone 5S. It is currently repairing iPhone 5S screens in a few Apple stores, but will not roll out the service to all stores on Monday.
Originally from Northern California, Ryan W. Neal came to New York to earn his master's in journalism from Columbia University. He joined IB Times April 2013, and is a writer...