See the Machine That Apple Uses to Replace iPhone 5 Screens [Image]

Posted June 6, 2013 at 2:38pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 15654 views

512Pixels has snapped an image of the machine that makes Apple's in store iPhone 5 repairs possible.

This is rumored to be one of the first in store repairs that Apple brings to iPhone with many more to come. Apple started the $149 in store repairs just this week, and could save the company about $1 Billion a year. Apple Care + customers only need to pay their $50 fee.

From what I’ve heard, Apple Stores have been instructed that the iPhone is the “top priority” for the Genius Bar, and this new repair and crazy machine surely reflect that. In addition to the program changes, many stores have Geniuses that are dedicated to iPhone repairs for sections of their shifts. In short, Apple is pouring resources in to in-store iPhone repairs.

The machine is used for calibrating the iPhone's display to factory standards using some form of air pressure.

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nomorelies - June 7, 2013 at 12:24am
first of all these machines aren't "new" i work for apple as a vendor and i can guarantee you that i've seen that thing around even before the iphone 5 existed. i've witnessed geniuses manually working on phones and their tools are quite primitive. from what i've seen them use it for, the machine calibrates a few parts inside the phone and also the screen's colors. it does not remove and replace a screen although i'm sure the in-store replacements won't be done manually so something is to be expected to do it automatically. just hate rumors that are intentionally inflated.
Buhuhu - June 6, 2013 at 9:10pm
If I have applecare I would better fucking smash and dive it in salt water. I just prefer "new" refurbished when I pay.
Rach - June 8, 2013 at 2:52am
lol i have applecare plus and i totally agree :D
Me - June 6, 2013 at 3:26pm
I bet it cost 100k 1 month it will recover its cost.
Jtmaxo - June 6, 2013 at 3:11pm
This machine was probably designed to calibrate a person and not a phone due to its size
paulMOGG - June 7, 2013 at 1:59am
What is the fuss paranoid us people ? Who cares how old , how big , how much it costs, how it does what , if it works and repairs then that is great ! Right? And that's all that matters !!! Get over your selves phew !!
6italia0 - June 6, 2013 at 2:48pm
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa**catches breath*aaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy off, all I'm sayin'...
Brian P. Rabbit - June 6, 2013 at 4:39pm
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