iPhone users who opt for the cheaper route of having their screen fixed by a third-party, rather than Apple, no longer run the risk of voicing their device warranty.
According to an internal memo circulated to Apple retail stores and published by CaseMe, iPhone repairs that would be covered by your device’s warranty will still be covered, even if you had your screen fixed by a third-party shop. There’s a caveat, though: If there are signs that the third-party repair work caused damage to your iPhone, or if the repair is related to the display, you’ll have to pay the out-of-warranty price for repair at an Apple store or authorized repair shop.
The firm charges $129 to repair a screen out of warranty, but several third-party retailers will do this for far less. Now users will be able to go the cheaper route without being punished should something else go wrong with the phone.