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Should You Repair or Replace Your iPhone?

Published on 06 May 13
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How to Know If Your iPhone Deserves a Second Life or Not

One of the major decisions a smartphone owners like you have to make is whether to have an old device repaired or replaced if it gets broken. And though this decision heavily depends on your capacity and preferences, it doesn't really hurt to think about what you really need to consider when youâre stuck in this crossroad. So how, exactly, would you know if your old iPhone deserves another chance in life through repair or if it has to be sold and replaced by a newer, snazzier device? Here are a few of those points.
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To Repair or Not to Repair?

Letâs say you dropped your iPhone 4. Aside from a few curse words, the first thought that would pop into your head is to have it repaired immediately. The first thing you would probably do is check the damage on your iPhone. If the cracks aren't too bad and if your iPhone is covered by Apple insurance, it is wiser to just have your iPhone repaired than to replace it with a new smartphone. In fact, the easiest way is to go online, make an appointment with an Apple Genius in the nearest Apple Store and have your iPhone screen replaced for free!

But if your iPhone 4 doesn't have Apple insurance, you have to be prepared for a bit of trouble. For one thing, having an Apple genius service your iPhone would mean you have to shell out some extra bucks for the repairs. You can also have it repaired by a general smartphone technician, although this usually costs more because you also have to pay for the service fee. You can always replace your iPhone screen by yourself and order an LCD replacement from eBay but that would require expertise and knowledge of smartphone hardware. Since the iPhone is pretty much a closed source device that doesn't even have easily replaceable batteries, youâll have to be very careful taking it apart and putting it back together. At this point, you can say that having your iPhone 4 repaired is a not a very effective choice.

To Replace or Not to Replace?

If you find yourself grasping for ways to have your iPhone repaired, the best solution you have is to just get rid of your old device and buy another one. For example, if your iPhone 4 fell so hard that you didnât just break the screen but also ultimately destroyed the hardware beyond repair, your only choice is to have it recycled. Also, having an iPhone 4âs damaged screen repaired could even cost you an average of $125, which costs even more than if you got a new device from AT&T, Verizon or Sprint! The best option for you is to just sell your iPhone 4 and buy a new one.

But disposing of your iPhone 4, even selling it, may be harder than you think it would be. For one thing, if your device is too old or too broken, you probably wonât get much from it as you think. Most iPhone sellers would even go the extra mile by having their iPhones repaired first before selling it. Not only would this cost you quite a lot of money, youâll also have to exert a lot of effort getting something back for your device. And if youâre not very interested in making money out of your device, youâll still have to make some arrangements to have your iPhone properly recycled or disposed of.

Whatâs the Deal With Your Phone?

In a nutshell, the huge decision of whether to have your iPhone repaired or replaced all boils down to the overall state of your device. If your iPhone incurred very little damage and can still work properly, you might as well just have it repaired. If it has minor scratches or is a bit too old for you now, you could also have it repaired so you can sell your iPhone 4 for a better price. However, if your iPhone 4 had a lot of damage and is still too old for you, you might as well just sell it to refurbishment companies that buy iPhones in all conditions and replace it with a new smartphone! Ultimately, you have to reassess the state of your device thoroughly to arrive at the best decision.








How to Know If Your iPhone Deserves a Second Life or Not

One of the major decisions a smartphone owners like you have to make is whether to have an old device repaired or replaced if it gets broken. And though this decision heavily depends on your capacity and preferences, it doesn't really hurt to think about what you really need to consider when youâre stuck in this crossroad. So how, exactly, would you know if your old iPhone deserves another chance in life through repair or if it has to be sold and replaced by a newer, snazzier device? Here are a few of those points.

Should You Repair or Replace Your iPhone? - Image 1

To Repair or Not to Repair?

Letâs say you dropped your iPhone 4. Aside from a few curse words, the first thought that would pop into your head is to have it repaired immediately. The first thing you would probably do is check the damage on your iPhone. If the cracks aren't too bad and if your iPhone is covered by Apple insurance, it is wiser to just have your iPhone repaired than to replace it with a new smartphone. In fact, the easiest way is to go online, make an appointment with an Apple Genius in the nearest Apple Store and have your iPhone screen replaced for free!

But if your iPhone 4 doesn't have Apple insurance, you have to be prepared for a bit of trouble. For one thing, having an Apple genius service your iPhone would mean you have to shell out some extra bucks for the repairs. You can also have it repaired by a general smartphone technician, although this usually costs more because you also have to pay for the service fee. You can always replace your iPhone screen by yourself and order an LCD replacement from eBay but that would require expertise and knowledge of smartphone hardware. Since the iPhone is pretty much a closed source device that doesn't even have easily replaceable batteries, youâll have to be very careful taking it apart and putting it back together. At this point, you can say that having your iPhone 4 repaired is a not a very effective choice.

To Replace or Not to Replace?

If you find yourself grasping for ways to have your iPhone repaired, the best solution you have is to just get rid of your old device and buy another one. For example, if your iPhone 4 fell so hard that you didnât just break the screen but also ultimately destroyed the hardware beyond repair, your only choice is to have it recycled. Also, having an iPhone 4âs damaged screen repaired could even cost you an average of $125, which costs even more than if you got a new device from AT&T, Verizon or Sprint! The best option for you is to just sell your iPhone 4 and buy a new one.

But disposing of your iPhone 4, even selling it, may be harder than you think it would be. For one thing, if your device is too old or too broken, you probably wonât get much from it as you think. Most iPhone sellers would even go the extra mile by having their iPhones repaired first before selling it. Not only would this cost you quite a lot of money, youâll also have to exert a lot of effort getting something back for your device. And if youâre not very interested in making money out of your device, youâll still have to make some arrangements to have your iPhone properly recycled or disposed of.

Whatâs the Deal With Your Phone?

In a nutshell, the huge decision of whether to have your iPhone repaired or replaced all boils down to the overall state of your device. If your iPhone incurred very little damage and can still work properly, you might as well just have it repaired. If it has minor scratches or is a bit too old for you now, you could also have it repaired so you can sell your iPhone 4 for a better price. However, if your iPhone 4 had a lot of damage and is still too old for you, you might as well just sell it to refurbishment companies that buy iPhones in all conditions and replace it with a new smartphone! Ultimately, you have to reassess the state of your device thoroughly to arrive at the best decision.

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