It sucks to break your iPhone. The repair cost can really make you cringe, since Apple charges $229 to repair the screen on an iPhone 5. The Wall Street Journal had a look at the rising price of repairing an iPhone 5′s screen, and they found that it is the combination of more expensive components and low supply that makes it so expensive.
The replacement components are so expensive that many independent repair services cannot compete. Basically, the Apple Store is the least expensive option for repairing your damaged iPhone 5s. Other services charge as much as $250 for the repair.
While it costs more to get fixed, the iPhone 5 is actually much easier to fix than previous iPhone models. Not that this soothes your wallet any. Take good care of your iPhone.
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