You love your iPhone, we love our iPhone – everyone is in love. That’s great, but beware the slippery fall of your iPhone that can easily cause your screen to break. Here’s some tips about how to keep your iPhone screen from breaking and a solution for you if your iPhone screen does get cracked from the iPhone repair experts at TechRestore.
First, let’s talk about your iPhone screen. The “screen” is actually made up of two parts. First, the digitizer, or touch-screen, is the outer glass screen that is sensitive to your touch – what you use your finger on. Underneath that shiny optical-glass iPhone digitizer is the LCD screen. The iPhone LCD screen is what is actually displaying the images that you see.
The first generation iPhone has the LCD and Digitizer combination fused together as one piece. This means that if you break your digitizer or your LCD screen, you’ll need to replace both, since there’s no way to separate them from one another. Well, you can do it, but you’ll destroy both the LCD and digitizer in the process. This fused together situation is also the reason why 1st generation iPhone screen repairs are more expensive than the 3G or 3G S iPhone models.
Onward to the iPhone 3G! The iPhone 3G was not only a huge improvement in functionality, but also much better to repair than the first generation iPhone model. The iPhone 3G was the first iPhone that separated the LCD screen from the touch-screen digitizer. This means that if you only break your digitizer, you only need to replace that part, instead of both the LCD and digitizer. This separation continues with the iPhone 3G S model.
So, how do you keep from breaking your iPhone screen? Suggestions include:
1. Get a case! Wrap your iPhone in silicon, leather, your favorite material – anything that will act as a barrier from the ground and your iPhone, because you WILL drop your iPhone – it’s inevitable.
2. Watch those edges. Just like our laptop advice, keep your iPhone away from the edge of tables and desks. It’s very easy to hit your iPhone and send it sliding off onto the ground.
OK, so you have a case and you were extra careful, but you still broke your screen. What now? Relax, TechRestore can help! We offer a 24-hour repair service for iPhone screen replacement for just $99. We repair hundreds of iPhones each week and we employ Apple Certified Technicians to insure your repair is handled correctly. We receive cracked screen iPhones everyday at our secure facility in Concord, California from our 2000+ local drop-off locations throughout the United States. TechRestore has developed an exclusive “Factory-Fit” process to insure that your iPhone screen will look just like it did before it got cracked and broken.