We’ve all been there. You accidentally drop your phone on the ground, hear the dreaded clink, and pick your phone up to find your screen completely shattered. It’s disheartening to say the least, but did you know it’s dangerous? A cracked phone screen isn’t just ugly. It can cause real problems if you choose not to get it fixed. Keep reading to discover the hidden dangers that you’ve been ignoring all these years.

Potential cuts and splinters

If you’re not already aware, a phone screen is made of glass. Once it’s cracked, you’re putting yourself at risk for actual physical injury. Glass splinters can make their way into your fingers or the shards can actually cut you if you’re not careful. Additionally, if you’re not cautious about where you put your phone (pocket, purse, bag), the shards themselves could fall out and you could find glass in a rather unpleasant way in any of these spots. This isn’t the first thing people think about when they crack their phone screen, but it’s concerning and should be taken care of nonetheless.

Distractions

A survey found that roughly 90 percent of people said they used their smartphones while out on the road. While that’s already dangerous, that’s nothing on the risks if you’re also having trouble with a shattered screen. Shattered screens mean that you’ll be staring at your phone for even longer. You won’t be able to look at your phone and instantly read the content or map. It’s likely you’ll need to scroll and reorient your phone in order to see what you need. Add a couple more seconds onto this already dangerous practice behind the wheel and you’re making some seriously dangerous decisions.

Loss of protection

This may be the most intuitive danger of all. Since your screen is now cracked, you’ll no longer be able to allow your device to interact with water at all. The inner workings of the machine are exposed. While you may crack your screen and think, “This sucks but at least I still have a work a working phone,” it might not be for long. A lot of people engage in risky behavior with their phone as it is. They keep it around water when they’re in the kitchen or bathroom, they clean it with a damp cloth, they accidentally drop it outside in poor weather conditions. You’re human and it’s natural that all of these things should happen. Yet, your phone’s former invincibility is no longer as strong when you take away the strength of its casing.

Value

Not everyone cares about this, but we live in a world where phone upgrades are the name of the game. If you’re dependent on your phone’s current value to trade it in at your next upgrade, then you should absolutely make the choice to fix the screen when it shatters. Preserving the long-term value of your phone might come with a few extra fees along the way. Just make sure that you invest in a good screen protector next time, so it doesn’t happen again!


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Reports of delays to Apple’s upcoming iPhone line-up continued this week, with the Chinese-language Economic Daily News claiming on Monday that production of the so-called “iPhone 8” will not start until between November and December, with production of the more typical “S” cycle upgrades to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus also potentially facing delays.

According to the report, the flagship redesigned OLED iPhone will ship only in small volumes this year, because yield rates at the main manufacturing plants have still not reached the mass production stage.

Reports of iPhone delays typically happen every year and don’t tend to pan out, but on balance we seem to be seeing more than usual this time around, apparently spurred by claims that Apple has found its redesigned handset particularly challenging to finalize, whether that’s because of the intricacies of the customized OLED panel and other key components leading to low or staggered supplies, or problems integrating the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently published a report supporting claims that Apple will debut the OLED iPhone in September, but the device will face “severe supply shortages” for some time. Kuo believes that production ramp-up on the OLED iPhone model won’t begin until as late as October-November, two months later than previous ramp-ups in August-September. Similar rumors have been circulated by Bloomberg, analysts from Barclays, and Brian White. Today’s report is the most delayed 2017 timeframe for “iPhone 8” production we’ve seen so far.

Last week claims were also made that the software-side of things isn’t going well for Apple either, with rumors that problems with the front-facing camera’s 3D sensor could see the feature temporarily unavailable at launch. A purported wireless charging accessory for the iPhone is also thought to be coming later than originally planned.

As for the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch LCD iPhones that Apple is said to be launching alongside the OLED iPhone, volume production is now said to be entering “full swing” in August, which is one to two months later than the normal mass production schedule for Apple’s iPhones.

Source: MacRumors

iPhones that have undergone any third-party screen repair now qualify for warranty coverage, as long as the issue being fixed does not relate to the display itself, according to an internal memo distributed by Apple today. MacRumors confirmed the memo’s authenticity with multiple sources.

Previously, an iPhone with a third-party display was not eligible for any authorized repairs under warranty.

When a customer with an iPhone that has a third-party display seeks a repair for a non-display issue, Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers have been advised to inspect the device for any fraud or tampering, and then swap out the device or replace the broken part based on Apple’s in-warranty pricing.

iPhones with third-party displays must still be within their warranty coverage period, whether it be Apple’s standard 1-year manufacturer’s warranty or extended AppleCarecoverage, in order for warranty service to be honored.

If the iPhone is out of warranty, or the repair involves a display-related issue, customers will be offered the option to pay Apple’s flat rate out-of-warranty pricing. If a customer declines this out-of-warranty pricing, then Apple Authorized Service Providers are instructed to decline service altogether.

If the presence of any third-party part causes the repair to be unsuccessful or breaks the iPhone, Apple said customers will be required to pay the out-of-warranty cost to replace the third-party part, or the entire device if necessary, in order to resolve the issue that the iPhone was initially brought in for.

If a customer wants to pay for an Apple genuine display to replace their third-party display, Apple Authorized Service Providers have been instructed to quote the typical out-of-warranty price for a new display. Apple said AppleCare+ will not cover third-party display or battery repairs.

Apple Authorized Service Providers are still instructed to decline service for any iPhone with a functional failure related to a third-party aluminum enclosure, logic board, battery, Lightning connector, headphone jack, volume buttons, mute switch, sleep/wake button, and certain microphones.

MacRumors has confirmed that the policy applies to repairs in the United States and Canada, while other regions are likely included.

 

Source: MacRumors

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Apple today launched a new repair program for the iPhone 6 Plus, addressing complaints about a manufacturing issue that can cause the iPhone 6 Plus to become unresponsive to touch.

According to Apple, some iPhone 6 Plus devices may exhibit Multi-Touch issues after “being dropped multiple times on a hard surface,” causing damage to the device. Under its repair program, Apple will fix affected iPhone 6 Plus devices for a service price of $149.

Customers who paid more than $149 to have their devices fixed before the repair program was implemented will be able to get their money reimbursed by Apple.

Complaints about the iPhone 6 Plus touchscreen issue started in August, after iFixit published a video highlighting the bug and dubbed it “Touch Disease.” Touch Disease presents as a gray flickering bar at the top of the screen and a display that becomes unresponsive or less responsive to touch.

The problem is believed to be caused by the touchscreen controller chips soldered to the logic board of the phone, making repairs difficult. Third-party repair outlets speculated that the issue could be linked to the same structural design flaw that caused the major “Bendgate” controversy, and Apple’s suggestion that it is caused by repeated physical damage seems to confirm that.

Customers who have an iPhone 6 Plus with Multi-Touch issues can visit an Apple Authorized Service Provider or an Apple retail store to see if they qualify for the $149 repair fee.

 

Source: MacRumors

By Wilson Hurtado / Phone repair / / 0 Comments

When it comes to the First and Second generation of the iPhone, you have to first take out the SIM tray with a small paperclip. Then remove the screws on both sides of the charging spot and take off the back cover using a little force. Detach the ribbon cable that connects the case to the motherboard and remove the display panel using a spudger. The motherboard had to removed after you have located and removed about 8 screws and a “4” ribbon cable.

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