Apple Stores across the nation are gearing up with training manuals, special machinery and replacement parts so that damaged iPhone 5s and 5c devices can be repaired, according to 9to5Mac.
According to the Apple news website, the company began making iPhone 5 repairs at its stores earlier this year, and it will now do the same for the latest versions of its smartphone. This should save the company money. Previously, in some cases, Apple gave customers new phones instead of sending them off for repair.
Apple Stores will be able to replace screens, batteries, volume buttons, vibrating motors, rear cameras and speaker systems on the iPhone 5s and 5c. They will also be able to replace the home button on the iPhone 5c, but not on the iPhone 5s, which has a special version that includes a fingerprint scanner.
Customers whose iPhone damage is covered under the warranty will receive the repairs for free; those whose devices are not covered will have to pay. According to 9to5Mac, a battery replacement will cost $79 while an iPhone 5c home button will cost $29.
Apple Store iPhone 5s and 5c repairs are expected to start "in the near future," the report said. Apple could not be reached for comment.
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