Apple iPhone Screen Repair in Toronto
Does your new Apple iPhone need a screen repair? There are plenty of Toronto stores that will do the trick. In what is becoming a booming business in Toronto as iPhone (and iPad) sales continue to soar, iPhone repair (particularly glass and screen repair) does exist beyond your friendly local Apple retail store. Here are seven Toronto options for where to repair your broken iPhone screen. These stores will generally be able to repair all iPhone models include the 3, 3gs and 4.
494 College St and 2109 Yonge St.
I've heard nothing but good things about iRepair.ca, and a quick Google search revealed the rumours are true. This place has tons of positive reviews. My friend with a cracked 3gs screen had it replaced here in under 30 minutes for $70. iRepair claims most problems can be fixed in under 40 minutes while you wait, which is comparable (and cheaper) than the service you'll get at Apple. They also offer free diagnostics and a 24-hour mail in repair service for those of us who don't want to brave the world sans-smartphone.
250 Dundas St. West, Unit 106
While Ming Wireless doesn't offer too much that's different from the other shops on this list, they do repair all iPhone models - including the older 2G for those who imported from the US before Canada got the iPhone. Ming Wireless offers one-hour while-you-wait repair or a mail-in service. There's no published prices (prices are quoted once inspected by an on-site technician) but for those replacing a cracked screen they'll toss in a free screen protector with the repair.
6013 Yonge Street, Unit 302
For those a little more north of the downtown core, iRepex offers repair solutions for all sorts of problems in 30 minutes while-you-wait - the fastest service time claim I've seen yet. The techs here will deal with cracked screens, battery issues, dim or white LCDs, and will even take a look at - and attempt to tackle - a poor, water-damaged unit.
102A-1075 Bay Street
If you're feeling ambitious, iShopRepair offers clients the choice of purchasing strictly parts and bucking down for a DIY repair job at home - complete with free fix-it guides and technical support calls to get you through the challenge. Of course, they also offer free diagnostics, in-store while-you-wait repair services for the non-technical, and have a 24-hour mail in service as well. iShopRepair is more expensive than some of the other options - a cracked screen repair here runs between $70 (on sale) to $150.
RepairStore by Gamerama
2370 Yonge Street
RepairStore is one of the older electronics repair shops in the city - they've been around for over 16 years, meaning they have experience repairing everything from ancient, gargantuan antenna phones, to first gen smartphones, to the latest in cellular technology. They offer a one-hour while-you-wait repair service, and the cost to repair a cracked screen here ranges from $40 - $110, depending on your iPhone model and which part of the screen is broken.
4675 Steeles Ave. East, 2nd Floor, Unit 2B19
East-enders, fear not: we've got a store for you, too. Toronto Repair deals with any and all iPhones - whether first gen or fifth gen - and repair common and rare problems like cracked screens, button replacements, proximity sensor replacement, WiFi repair, and silver bezel replacement. Toronto Repair claims a 30 minute, while-you-wait repair time.
Although likely the most expensive place to get your phone repaired sans-warranty, the official Apple Store also offers one of the best repair services in the city - if he who built it can't fix it, who else can? I've heard repairs for a cracked screen on the 3gs can run somewhere in the area of $199 - $250. It's always worth checking with Apple for a repair before going elsewhere, because even though they don't technically cover an iPhone smashing onto a bar floor, I've heard stories of kind Genius employees taking pity on the broken iPhone holder.
Have you had any experiences with iPhone screen and glass repair in Toronto? Is your favourite repair shop missing from this list? Leave a comment below!
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