Apple had a lot of exciting stuff lined up last year including a Touch Screen computer (ipad). A little over 10 Million iphones were released. Who will repair all these phones? The obvious answer would be: ‘An Apple Store’. Whereas a bit of careful thought will really show how complex repairing an iphone can get. After a huge investment into a much publicized ‘dataphone’, an iphone can fall short in your expectations. Apple Company offers a cover of 1 calendar year warranty on the iphone from the date of purchase. Although this warranty covers some vital repairs and replacements, it does not include so many other important replacements like the Touch screen. In case of a dysfunctional touch screen, a replacement is possible. But in case of a damaged (broken, dented, crushed) touchscreen, Apple Company does not extend any warranty or replacement.
Here are some situations in which Apple Company does not pay for your iphone repair:
Firstly, as already said, Apple does not pay for any repairs that might have been caused by accidental damages (resulting in physical or internal injury to the phone).
Secondly, in case of unauthorized upgrades or additions to your iphone, Apple does not cover your iphone for any warranty. Due to the limited software options and compatibility on iphone, many owners choose to add technical upgrades or software to their iphone, therefore rendering it ineligible for a warranty. In most cases these modifications have nothing to do with the glitch in your iphone. But your iphone is still out of its warranty if it’s been “tampered” with.
The service offered by Apple is highly prolonged. It involves a lot of waiting. The Apple website gives a service time of three times not including the shipping time, for most repair cases.
Also, there is the cost issue. In case of a replacement, the Apple company prices the spares of iphones at exorbitant prices. Individual prices of parts such as the touchScreen are priced very high. And for those phones that are not under warranty, the brunt of high prices falls even hard on the owner’s pocket. Other iphone services undercut the repair costs by trying to repair a dysfunctional part rather than replacing it. This not only lessens the burden on the iphone users but also is an environment friendly venture. With Apple Company’s overpricing the Touch Screen (and it’s not being covered under warranty), the iphone users are concerned about going to an Apple store for their iphone repairs.
Then, where would be the next best stop to get the iphone running again? iphone users must consider looking at so many other choices that are available now. With Apple being so inaccessible, other iphone repair services have geared up themselves for highly cost effective solutions for an iphone service, repair or replacement. Instead of shelling out more money at the Apple store to repair an already costly gadget, locate a proficient, licensed iphone service dealer who can set the iphone in order without asking for all of your money.