Have you ever called a repair place or went in to get your brand new device fixed only to be taken back and puzzled by the repair price ?
Have you ever wondered why Apple is a bit cheaper then most repair places , and your feeling like how can that be ?
Well I'm going to go into points like this today and kinda spread the knowledge , one I don't think for any type of repair you should over pay I don't care if its your refrigerator . But
To answer the first question that regards the price of say a 6s or 6s Plus or a Samsung s7 or s6 ......ect high end phones and the best ..
Well lets put it all in perspective :
1. These devices are not priced by repair people out of thin air .. s6 s7 6s 6s plus all are high priced bc of the parts being priced by the manufactures and companies ... s7 for instance is about $300+ just for the screen thats before labor , the 6s Plus is about $180 again before labor ... then you have to add labor , and on top of this calculate the risk If a tech only is making $20 for a fix but breaks a s7 for example which cost retail about $700 ... well do the math he then goes negative and has to fix about 35 devices . doesn't seem fair . Now after a while parts come down in cost as the newer phones are released. Doctors Charge crazy amounts for surgery as well its putting a life in your hands I won't compare the pressures as to upset anyone but there is pressure in both one obviously 1000 more but still , and unfortunately both can die due to errors .
2. There are no factories in America that make the screens they are all from China 9 times out of 10 same place as Fox Conn where Apple gets its parts made ... notice Apple always says on packaging Designed in California , Made in China . all of your repair stores get parts from generally the same place as apple its no secret . Now there is a difference in quality ....
A. How bright the screen is is due to Original LCD from APPLE vs a copy not a huge deal all on your preference but some shops will get the copy non original LCD to save money and compete
B. Digitizers are pretty much same just like any thing made in large quantities there can be defects its normal if this happens an your screen doesn't work you should be able to take back and this is areas phones and parts should be tested before and after fix .
3. As for the price at Apple Stores ....Well Apple is a billion dollar company who makes the screens and only they know the real value and can sell a bit cheaper I mean how much can it really cost to make a screen $10-20 -$50 ?
Well your local repair store doesn't get to have that ability to get a the whole screen at the lowest price ours comes from the people who sell it to repair locations . Now Apple has a wait of 1 week sometime and its a mad house and a repair can take a bit longer in general bc they have to service alot vs your repair shop they can have you in and out fix is same day pretty much always for the common devices and your in and out for that $10 more then a apple store isn't to much to ask .
I hope that sheds some light on things thanks for reading your Local Tech Guy
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