A few days back we heard about Apple’s plans to start performing certain iPhone repairs right in its retail stores, rather than taking the expense of shipping handsets off for refurbishment. The big service that’s kicking-off this new direction is the replacement of displays for the iPhone 5, which Apple’s offering to do in-store for about $150. Lest the idea of a retail employee prying apart your iPhone in a back room starts making you a bit nervous, today we get a small glimpse into what equipment Apple is using to deliver this service, hopefully convincing you that the company’s taking the time to do this right.
That juggernaut up above is apparently key to these new in-store display repairs, letting Apple properly calibrate new displays once they’ve been placed in existing handsets. That’s right – this big guy doesn’t even aid in the replacement process itself, but Apple’s outfitting with stores with this single-purpose equipment just to ensure that screen repairs are done with factory-level quality.
If the worst happens and you end up killing your iPhone 5’s screen, we’d love to hear from someone who’s able to take advantage of this new program. Did Apple’s techs deliver a job you’re happy with?