iPhone Repair – Newest iPhone 8 and iPhone 10 repair questions, answered!

New iPhone 8 Repair and iPhone 10 repair

The new iPhones are here… and just in time for the 10th Anniversary of the Steve Jobs designed modern-era smartphone by Apple.  Steve Cook, speaking from the first time from the Steve Jobs Theatre at the new “Apple Park” campus in Cupertino California, announced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 10 products to much delight in a crowded Apple iPhone event on 12-September 2017.  While these new iPhones need a proper “teardown” to determine how repairable they are, we are beginning to understand the iPhone Screen Repair issues that can be expected with Apple’s latest iPhones designs.  And iPhone Repair shops will still have even better options than the Apple Store for iPhone Screen Repair and other types of iPhone Repairs.  This is great news for Apple consumers and others looking for the best value when repairing broken screens on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 10.

What’s the difference in iPhone 8 and iPhone X (10)?

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 10 are big releases for Apple.  The iPhone 10 in particular has many new features and removed some familiar old ones.  The big question on the minds of many Apple iPhone consumers is, what’s the main difference between the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 10 (X)… and which one should I buy?  Much has already been written about this, but it’s a LOT.  In particular, the iPhone 10 has no physical home button.  Instead, users will swipe up from the bottom using the new phone and will not need it any longer for login or using the phone or apps.  As for login, the iPhone X will be user-authenticated via facial recognition scans (your eyes and whole face) and this is a

iPhone repair and iPhone 8 Screen Repair
iPhone 8 Screen Repair

really big change.  You must LOOK at the phone to open it.  Apple says this gives more security and makes life easier.  We want to see it to understand that one as this is a big change…. and we just need to wait and “see” how well it actually works and if there are any drawbacks to this method of authenticating using facial recognition technology.

Of course, there are many chips inside the phone, but the home-made A11 Chip from Apple makes this possible… adding “Bionic Technology”, the new iPhone X is a big technology risk for Apple, the world’s most profitable company.  And it has been somewhat controversial that Apple removed the TouchID (fingerprint reader), something most consumers have grown to love in their older smartphones… from the iPhone 6s all the way through the iPhone 8.  It may be a smooth or rough transition for Apple iPhone users… we just will have to see the consumer reaction.  Will we have something akin to the revolt at losing the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 (something Phil Schiller once described as “courageous”)?  We are hoping for good on this one.

Breaking the new iPhone repair barriers

Now back to the iPhone repair shops issues.  When it comes to repairs, it seems the iPhone 8 will be the simpler of the 2 for iPhone Screen Repair.  It is most similar to the iPhone 7 in design (with the big exception of the all-glass back side) which was included for wireless charging.  And iPhone wireless charging will be available on both the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, as well as the iPhone X.  Apple made necessary design changes to enable wireless-charging on the iPhone 8, using the industry standard of this technology called Qi.  In fact, the Apple website is already selling a Belkin wireless charging pad for just $59.95.

When you want to fix a broken screen on an iPhone 8, the same front assembly of the screen and LCD will need to be carefully removed and replaced.  It is expected that Chinese vendors will supply the world’s repair shops with these screens as they have in the past.  Apple somewhat relies on these 3rd party repair companies to fix broken screens on their iPhones… as they simply cannot fix all the iPhone cracked screens worldwide.  Two screws at the bottom of the iP

hone 8 frame will need to be removed and replaced first, then the screen-assembly will be removed and carefully replaced.  Done right, this will fix the cracked screen properly and will even restore the water resistance that is part of the newest design.

For the iPhone 10, repairability is still a wait-and-see situation.  We need to know if the iPhone 10 design allows for 3rd parties to fix the screens.  And we hope you don’t need too many iPhone repair trips to RepairZoom or similar repair stores, with the supposedly stronger glass on these newest models.  If the past is any indication, it is likely they will be repairable, although expect them to be expensive (more than iPhone 8).

iPhone Cracked Screen Repair – Fix your own iPhone?

iPhone Cracked Screen Repair - iPhone 6 cracked screen:  Credit RepairZoom
iPhone 6 Cracked Screen Repair: Credit RepairZoom

Updated:  iPhone Cracked Screen Repair for newer iPhone models:  iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

These days, there are MANY options in the market to solve a cracked screen problem on an iPhone.  This article is intended to give you some ideas of how to fix your cracked iPhone Screen quickly, inexpensively, and properly.

The first thing you are likely asking yourself is… Should I fix it myself or not?  There are many companies on the Internet selling parts and supplies for do-it-yourself repairs.  These videos and parts-sellers certainly make it look easy too.  The truth is… some repairs ARE easy, while others are NOT.  On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being most difficult), we would rate fixing your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus a “6” on a scale of difficulty.  The iPhone 5 would rate a 7 on scale of difficulty.  And an iPad, in ANY version is a 9 or 10 on scale of difficulty.

If you are not a Broadcom engineer or an electronics hobbyist, fixing electronics is just not easy.  The parts are tiny, numerous, and not easy to work with.  And if you mix up the parts and screws during your iPhone cracked screen repair, you can really get into trouble.  At a cracked iPhone repair Irvine store, we get people all the time who have botched their home repairs and come in (sometimes in tears) asking for us to try and fix their issues.  Sometimes, they can’t be fixed.  And even when they can, the customers end up paying more (sometimes much more) than if they had just come to see us first.

The overall challenge with do-it-yourself is… what do you do if the repair is not successful?  Usually, you must take it to a reliable repair shop, where you will need to pay again to complete the repair properly.  The other risk is, what do you do if you make a mistake doing your own iPhone cracked screen repair and render the iPhone useless?  Unfortunately, this happens more that you think, and when it does it it very unfortunate.

Other thoughts and comments are welcomed.