If you think that an iphone 4 glass repair is almost impossible,fret not for there are shops that offer high quality fixes! A friend once shared a video on my facebook wall about cellphone drop tests and iphone was amongst the vulnerable gadget you will find.
Iphone 4 glass repair is not included in Apple’s hardware warranty. Accidental damage is not covered also but you can search the web for a couple of companies that offer iphone glass repair or replacement.
The repair varies with models so Iphone 3g/3gs and iPhone 4 glass, digitizer and LCD are completely differrent and cannot be used interchangably. The iphone 4 glass repair is more expensive compared to the earlier iphone generations simply because the material is a fusion of the glass, the digitizer and the LCD. You cant possibly reuse the parts separately since it is manufactured together from the factory.
The iPhone 3g/3gs versions have separate LCD screens, hence you can use the undamaged part on refurbished phones making it a less expensive repair for earlier versions. If you have, not much of an inkling about your iphone’s anatomy let me give you a pinch of the information.
The iPhone 4 is a touchscreen smartphone that runs an iOS operating system controlled by a user’s fingertips on a glass slate. A successor to the iphone 3gs the new design in iPhone 4 is noticeable with its uninsulated stainless steel frame that acts as the device’s antenna and the chemically strengthened aluminisicate glass in the front and the back. The so-called Gorilla glass display nowadays is a feature that a smartphone couldnt go without. It is said to be unscratchable, unshatterable material that gives protection for your mobile window. It is said to be durable and that the glass is 30 times harder than plastic. A part of the iphone 4 glass repair is the digitizer which is fused or glued under the glass cover. It is very important in the process of replacing a shatterred glass since it is the electronic component that senses the touch of a human finger and which is the input of the device that allows the unit to be controlled by a fingertip. So if you have an unresponsive screen that means you also need the glass to be replaced. Thats the reason why the iphone 4 glass repair/ replacement is more expensive than fixing its predecessors. There are so many options for iPhone 4 repair services and it could be confusing. Some online service centers provide good deals like free shipping and a faster repair turnaround time. The iPhone 4 glass repair may cost you around $90-$120 for the LCD/ display & touch screen while the replacement back cover ranges from $20-30. I remember going across a site that offers $99 for unlimited sevice for the life of the iPhone. Its a pretty good deal but you must also check if they use originally manufactured parts from Apple otherwise its not a good idea to put a cheap part on your $600 iPhone. Good service centers ensure that a skilled technician is assigned and that they use high quality parts. There are also companies that offer DIY or Do-It-Yourself repair kits but you have to keep in mind that these are for advanced users and its not as easy as it looks, although some have successfully installed them, it is recommended that you leave the job to the very techically inclined.
In case your iphone did not survive that sudden impact, stop being a worrywart cause there are lots of stuff in the web that offer iphone 4 glass repair and insurance companies who offer warranty that also covers damage, lost and theft protection, you can choose from.