Check out Apple’s big display calibration machine for in-store repairs


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?

Source: 512pixels
Via: phoneArena

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Stephen Schenck

Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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