With the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus recently being released as of Fall 2014, many people are looking to make the switch and subsidize the cost by selling their old iPhone 5S, 5C or even 4S. A quick look on local classifieds sites like Kijiji or Craigs List will yield tons of people looking to sell their old iPhones in hopes of getting top dollar towards the iPhone 6. Further, there are tons of iPhones with broken screens and other broken hardware components going up for sale which may be disheartening to some, but not to the saavy and knowledgeable. Fixing your iPhone in Victoria is easier than you think if you know where to look.
What you may not realize is that Apple’s iPhone, much like a car can be broken and fixed just as good, or even better if you know what you’re doing. Broken LCD screens, batteries, even charging ports and microphones can all be swapped out by a qualified technician (or you if you’re the brave type). This makes for an excellent opportunity to buy an iPhone 5S or 5C with an easy to fix issue, get it fixed and sell it for a good profit or even buy an iPhone 6. Understanding the repair process can be a bit daunting, especially in Victoria, BC, but it generally goes like this. You do some general research to find a good smartphone repair business in the local area – we suggest finding one that has good reviews online and is well known. The longer its been around the better. Secondly, bring your cracked iPhone in and they will likely have you fill out a data waiver explaining they aren’t liable for any loss of data. Now, don’t let this scare you as generally fixing issues like the glass, battery or charging ports do not effect the memory or data held on the phone at all. This is simply a liability issue and from our view, the sign of a good business that wants to inform their customers.
Turnaround time can vary quite a bit depending on customer volume and how many technicians they have on staff, but they should let you know before hand. A quick tip is to drop the phone off early as it can guarantee you a same day return. Also, the verification of any warranty, service or parts, and duration is also highly recommended.