If you are new to the iPhone game, chances are that you wouldn’t know the secret to Apple’s marketing strategy. Apple doesn’t sell their spare parts in the market, which means that you will have to get it fixed from an Apple authorized repair outlet or you will have to rely on the third-party shops that are available in the market.
When you are getting it fixed from a local repair shop, chances are that you might get the replacement glass for a cheaper rate but you will have to settle for a non-Apple part.
In this article, we will explore your options for replacement glass for the iPhone and what kind of money you’d have to shell out for the same.
Apple Authorized Service Centre
Like the authorized resellers in India, Apple has its exclusive authorized service centers pan India. You can use their one-stop solutions for all your iPhone complications, including the issue of broken glass or display.
However, there are a few downsides to using an Apple service center for your issues. The biggest is the cost. Replacement glass for the iPhone might cost you close to INR 30,000 since most of the functional components of the iPhone are attached to the back glass.
But, on the flip side, when you get a replacement glass from an authorized service center, you get the guarantee of the original Apple part with a warranty of a year or more.
Local Repair Centre
Listening to the cost of INR 30,000 for only repairing the back glass might make you question a lot of decisions.
Most iPhone users don’t find it worth spending that much money just to fix the back glass. If you are one of those people, you might contact a local repair center and get the problem fixed for 1/6th the price.
A local repair center will charge around INR 5000, which is quite cheaper in comparison. However, you don’t get the original Apple part and the warranty on the replacement glass is only for 6 months.
But, with the kind of price difference that you witness, it isn’t surprising that most Indians prefer the local repair centers as opposed to the authorized service centers.
However, if you have an Applecare subscription, then you can get the broken back glass fixed for free and without any additional charges. There are certain criteria and terms and conditions that you might have to look out for before you avail of the subscription.