You dropped your iPhone 4S and now it's broken?
What do you do now? Do you bring your iPhone 4S back to where you purchased it from (i.e. The Apple, Verizon, or Sprint Store)? Do you call Apple? Do you try to.....repair it yourself?! Many questions are sure to swirl around your head as you ponder what to do about your broken iPhone.
Don't worry, we are here to help and to point you in the right direction as to how to go about getting your broken iPhone 4S or iPhone 4 repaired.
Let's answer some of your most basic questions when your deciding what your options are for repairing your broken iPhone 4S.
Will Apple's warranty cover my broken iPhone 4S?
The short answer here is no. The long answer is a little more fuzzy. In some cases, Apple has been known to replace broken, out of warranty iPhones for $200. Yikes! that's just about what you paid when you originally purchased your brand new iPhone.
I bought AppleCare+ for $99. Will that cover my broken iPhone 4?
Again, the answer here is a little fuzzy. If you bought AppleCare+ with your iPhone 4 and then break the phone, you will have to pay a $49 service fee to get that iPhone repaired. So in reality, you are going to be paying a total of $148 to get your iPhone repaired in this scenario. That's only $52 cheaper than what you paid to get a brand new 16GB iPhone 4S.
So is AppleCare+ worth it? Well, if you buy AppleCare+ when you buy your iPhone and never use it, you just wasted yourself $99. If you do end up using it, you'll pay the $148 total to get your iPhone repaired. That may not seem unreasonable, but there are cheaper alternatives out there that don't require the initial $99 commitment. Here is a great article discussing this entire subject in detail.
How should I get my iPhone 4S repaired?
As discussed, there are cheaper alternatives for getting your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S fixed. The first place you should look at is iResQ. iResQ is pretty much the standard when it comes to third party Apple Repair companies. iResQ has easily been in business longer than any other third party mail in Apple repair service being in business since 1994. Boasting a full sales staff ready to take your calls, an A+ BBB rating, and a 5-star average rating on over 300 Google Reviews, iResQ seems like the most logical place to get your broken iPhone (or any other Apple product) repaired. It's the most intelligent choice among the other third party repair centers and the dreaded fly by night operations you'll see on the web.
Now that we have covered where to get your broken iPhone 4S or iPhone 4 repaired, we need to talk about which iPhone 4S repairs can be done.