Are you aware that American smartphone users have spent nearly $6 billion on repairing their iPhones as a result of dropping them, getting them wet, and other issues? Many Americans have taken Apple to task, accusing them of manufacturing the iPhone to break easily, so that consumers would have to pay for repairs or replacements. The company, according to Business Insider, has also had lawsuits brought against them for exactly that reason. According to Pew Internet, smart phones are used by 56% of Americans. If you are a smartphone user who uses an iPhone, here are three reasons you might want to keep a cell phone repair shop on speed dial.
• The Cracked Screen of Doom
Did you know that 15.5% of iPhone 4 owners will have an accident within a year of purchasing the smartphone? Cracked screens are often the result of these accidents. 10 percent of iPad 2s, another Apple product, have their screen shattered within the first 12 months after purchase. If you have a broken screen, it may not be the best idea for you to visit the Apple store. Techs there will simply tell you that you must replace the phone. Take your device to an iPhone repair shop to save yourself some serious cash.
• The Confounded Power Button As iMore points out, the power button becoming stuck or broken is a huge problem that iPhone users have with their 4th generation and later devices. As with the cracked screen problem, taking your phone to the store where you bought it can often result in having to pay for a brand new phone. Why not take it to someone specializing in cellular phone repair?
• Water Damage Would you be surprised to know that the top causes for broken iPhones are the phone being dropped into the toilet, a swimming pool, or a lake, followed by slipping off owners’ laps, being knocked from a surface, and having liquid spilled on them? Five percent of iPhone owners have sent their phone through the wash! For this reason, “how to fix a water damaged phone” is an extremely popular search on Google. If your cell phone gets wet, please do not take a hair dryer to it. You will just melt the circuitry. While most people turn to sticking their phone in rice to dry it out, that method can apparently make issues worse. It is probably a better idea to seek out professional help immediately. In other words, take it to a repair service ASAP.
Whether you have a cracked screen, a broken power button, or you have just sent your phone swimming in the porcelain throne, you are going to need cell phone repairs that are not going to cost you an arm and a leg.