While I've never done it, I don't believe it's terribly difficult to source and replace it on your own. I know some here including Marianne have put on custom backplates.The glass on the back of my iPhone 4S is cracked. I have AppleCare +. Should I take it into Apple for a repair or save my incidents for something more significant?
I don't believe that's something they can detect, but then again... what do I know.Thanks. I guess part of my concern was with regard to voiding my warranty. Looking forward to the new iPhone hopefully with less total glass.
Yep, just get it replaced for $30 at the Apple store. It doesn't affect your warranty that way.Just replacing the back does not count towards your 2 "incidents". You can get the back replaced for $30 and save your 2 incidents for water damage or a cracked front.
As for the fake backs, tbh as long as it is the same color and design as the original back then you can't really tell its a fake. If you get something that is obviously not the original part, then Apple will not replace your phone even with AppleCare+
wish there was a Apple store closer than 3 hrs from me . I just noticed my back glass has a crack on my 4s . Any links for the repair glass and the tool ? Also a how 2 link ? I'll attempt to replace it myself . I'll be selling it to fund new iPhone5 in a month or 2 and I'll upgrade at that time but not sure as to when I'm eligible but I know it's in the next 2 months and so is my wife's iPhone4 . ThanksYep, just get it replaced for $30 at the Apple store. It doesn't affect your warranty that way.