IFixit has already dismantled the iPhone 5, giving a score of 7 (on a scale of 10) for the ?repairability? of the device. According to them, the gadget is easier to repair than the iPhone 4 / 4S, for example, which scored 6.
With that in mind, it is plausible to consider the information provided by the iMore. According to the website, Apple will start repairing damaged iPhone 5 screens in its own stores. Before, with the iPhone 4 and 4S, when the screen of the device presented any problem, Ma exchanged the smartphone for a new one or a refurbished one (refurbished). Also according to the website, Apple Retail Stores have already started to receive equipment intended to assist employees in the operation.
No information about prices was given, as well as if it is necessary to have an AppleCare + to enjoy the service. Until today, anyone who wanted to protect themselves by extending the iPhone warranty (abroad, good to note) paid $ 100 for coverage and $ 50 in the event of an accident. However, as we said, the whole device was exchanged, unlike the current possibility of the iPhone 5. Taking this into account, it is possible that the price of the service will decrease. Or not.
However, it is good to remember that we Brazilians cannot extend the warranty on iPhones through an AppleCare, as the company does not sell the service in our country, it exists only for Macs (and monitors), iPods and Apple TVs, and iPads.