updated 03:35 pm EDT, Thu July 2, 2009
Retail iPhone screen swaps
Owners of an iPhone with a broken screen can now have the display replaced at an Apple Store, reports say. Apple has typically kept most of its iPhone repairs out of retail, instead relying on central facilities to have a device fixed if it is not simply swapped. Replacing a display involves a special machine, which removes the old one using suction, allowing a new one to be attached with minimum struggle.
Screen replacement is said to be the only warranty repair stores are now handling directly. Other repair options are available however, such as work on the audio hardware of an iPhone. Displays may need fixing due to a variety of defects, such as dust stuck between layers.