If you’re new to the iPhone game, chances are you don’t know the secret to Apple’s marketing strategy. Apple does not sell their spare parts in the market, which means that you have to have it repaired at an Apple authorized repair point or rely on the third-party stores available in the market.
When you get it repaired at a local repair shop, chances are you’ll get the replacement glass for a cheaper rate, but you’ll have to settle for a non-Apple part.
In this article, we’ll explore your iPhone replacement glass options and what kind of money you should pay for them.
Apple Authorized Service Center
Like the authorized resellers in India, Apple has its exclusive authorized service centers all over India. You can use their total solutions for all your iPhone complications including broken glass or screen problem.
However, there are a few drawbacks to using an Apple service center for your problems. The biggest is the cost. Replacement glass for iPhone can cost you almost INR 30,000 as most of the functional components of iPhone are attached to the back glass.
But on the other hand, when you get a replacement glass from an authorized service center, you get the warranty of the original Apple part with a warranty of one year or more.
Local repair center
If you listen to the cost of INR 30,000 for just repairing the rear window, you can start to make many decisions.
Most iPhone users don’t think it’s worth spending that much money just to fix the rear window. If you are one of those people, you can contact a local repair center and have the problem fixed for 1/6th the price.
A local repair center will charge about INR 5000 which is quite cheaper in comparison. However, you will not receive the original Apple part and the warranty on the replacement glass is only 6 months.
But with the kind of price difference you see, it’s not surprising that most Indians prefer the local repair centers over the authorized service centers.
However, if you have an Applecare subscription, you can have the broken back glass repaired for free and at no extra cost. There are certain criteria and conditions that you may need to consider before using the subscription.