So you’ve cracked the back glass of your iPhone. We bet you didn’t even know it was made of glass until it broke. It’s a bit of a silly design in our opinion, but Apple doesn’t design devices for practical repair purposes. They design them to maximize aesthetics. We also have a hunch that glass was used to better support wireless charging on all newer models.
In any case, what are your options with such damage?
Well, you can take it to the Apple store. We’ll save you a trip and tell you what Apple will say. Apple does not repair the back glass. They will simply offer to replace the entire device, even if this is the only issue. A replacement device through Apple will run you anywhere from $349 to $599. All for a piece of cracked glass?! That’s madness!
The back glass is cemented to the aluminum frame of the iPhone, and removing it is next to impossible even with pretty intense heat. This is one of the main reasons that this repair is not offered by Apple, wireless carriers, or even most repair shops.
Enter our new laser machine:
With the help of this machine, we’re able to offer this repair for a much more reasonable price:
- iPhone 8/8 Plus, XR, X/XS, XS Max – $99
- iPhone 11/11 Pro – $129
This comes particularly in handy if you are trying to trade-in your device to your wireless carrier. Repairing the back glass greatly increases the trade-in value of your iPhone. With a broken back glass, your iPhone is worth only a small fraction of its actual value.
The procedure above takes about 3-4 hours. If you are interested, feel free to drop by anytime during our business hours. If you are too far from our Cambridge repair shop, feel free to mail it to:
1208 Mass Ave, Suite 5
Cambridge, MA 02138
We will repair your device the same day and have it shipped back the following morning. We cover the cost of USPS return shipping and tracking.
If you are a repair shop looking to outsource repairs like these, contact us today – we offer volume discounts!
If you have any questions or concerns, shoot us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), and as always, thanks for reading!