iPhone 5c

Apple to Begin in-store iPhone 5c Screen Replacements

Starting on Monday, January 20, Apple will be replacing damaged iPhone 5c screens in their stores. This is good news for any 5c owner who, after a bad drop, has had that sinking feeling confirmed when they turned it over to find a spiderweb of broken glass.

Apple to replace iPhone 5c screens in-store

Everybody knows someone who perpetually has a fractured screen - their warranty has run out and they didn't purchase insurance and they are waiting for their upgrade, or they'd rather have a broken screen than go through re-installing

iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c 50% Off at AT&T

There's no need to wait until Black Friday for an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c sale. AT&T is currently offering one of the best deals on both of Apple's new handsets. You can nab a 16GB iPhone 5s for $100 or a 16GB iPhone 5c for $50. That's 50% off the suggested retail price of the iPhone 5s. As usual, these deals require that you sign a new two-year contract with AT&T.

AT&T 50 Percent Off Smartphones

A lot of big box retailers such as Walmart are also offering deals on Apple's latest generation of products, but these deals normally involve some kind of gift card rebate. On Black Friday, Walmart will be giving away a $75 gift card with the purchase of an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c, and the iPad Air will be $20 off at Target. The Target iPad Air deal also includes a free $100 gift card, essentially making the the new tablet only $379. This is the best Black Friday iPad deal that has been announced so far.

Save up to 50% on iPhone 5s and 5c Cases [Deals]

It's that time of year when retailers are fighting for your attention by offering a variety of deals for the holidays. From Veterans Day to pre-Black Friday sales you can save money on a all kind of of items including iPhone cases and accessories. Accessory maker Otter-Box is offering 50% off all Armor Series and iON Series iPhone cases at OtterBox.com. You can also save 25% on select iPhone 5 Defender Series products and buy one, get one 25% off of Otter-box's Realtree cases.

iPhone Case Deals

Body Glove is offering 25% off with free shipping site-wide, and you can save $10 every time you spend $50 when you use the promo code SPEND50. Both Otter-Box and Body Glove offer cases for most iPhone and Android phones and tablets including older iPhone models and the Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4.

Report: Apple Stores to Start Replacing iPhone 5c and 5s Parts

Apple retail stores will begin offering hardware repairs for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, according to a report published by 9to5Mac. iPhone 5s and 5c owners who are not covered under Apple's AppleCare warranty will be able to pay $149 for a screen replacement and $79 for a new battery. iPhone 5c customers will also be able to buy a new Home button for $29. However, Apple employees will not be able to replace Touch ID Home buttons for the iPhone 5s.

Broken iPhone 5s

Allowing employees to repair damaged iPhones in-store will save Apple money from having to fully replace devices. 9to5Mac's sources revealed that Apple has already begun shipping the "replacement parts, new iPhone screen calibration machines, and training manuals" for the repairs to a few retail locations.

Gold iPhone 5s Not the Most Popular Color

Despite all the rage surrounding the Gold iPhone 5s, consumers in the US have been more interested in space gray. This is according to research from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), in a report detailed by MacRumors. While the data shows the gold model trailing in last place, limited availability could be affecting the numbers.

iPhone 5s gold corner

At the same time, black iPhone models have historically been more popular. In any event, the data reflects that 43 percent of iPhone 5s units sold in the US were space gray. Silver came in second place with 30 percent of sales, and the coveted gold iPhone 5s clocked 27 percent. 400 consumers were surveyed for the study by CIRP during the month after iPhone 5s and 5c launch.


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