As an aid to its new iPhone screen replacement service, ($149 at an Apple store near you), Apple has installed advanced display calibration machines in its retail stores to assist in simplifying the replacement process for its employees.
A picture of the new machine was published this week by 512pixels.net, offering a glimpse at how iPhone 5 screens are replaced behind the scenes at Apple retail stores. Employees conduct the repair, and the machine is used afterward to automatically calibrate the display’s functionality.
One Apple retail employee reportedly said the new machine is like “bringing China to the Genius Room,” referencing the fact that Apple’s iPhones are currently built overseas by Foxconn.
Reports surfaced this week that Apple has begun repairing iPhone 5 screens in its stores as part of the company’s revamping of its AppleCare warranty program. In the past, broken devices were simply swapped out for refurbished devices.
In addition to iPhone displays, retail employees will soon be able to replace cameras, sleep/wake buttons, and logic boards.