Released on September 19, 2014, this 4.7" screen iPhone is the smaller version of the iPhone 6 Plus.

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DIY repair or Apple repair?

I'm inheriting a broken iPhone 6 from one of my family members, and hoping to fix it and upgrade from my iPhone 5. The screen is very broken though, and the body is bent beyond repair. I can easily do the repair myself (I run a small side business fixing phones and computers for friends/family), but is it even worth it? Apple charges 300 bucks to fix it (and I would just get a refurb phone), where if I were to try and get parts it would be around 200. These parts would not be genuine Apple as genuine iPhone 6 parts are VERY hard to track down. Then, I also have to take the time and fix the phone on top of that.

Apple has gotten very competitive.... should I just pay 300, and get basically a BNIB phone based on how damaged it is (smashed corner and bendgate bends, plus demolished screen)? Or should I save 100 bucks, get cheaper parts, and basically completely rebuild the phone myself?

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Well, on one hand you may save a little money, but on the other hand, you may also find even more problems along the way. Those two sound easily fixable. You should test, if you can, before hand

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You run a small business fixing phones mmmmmmmmm

If you can answer your own question then I'm afraid nobody can

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Well not really a full on business, just a side job sorta thing. Im just the go-to person for my friends if they need something done. I was more just posting this to see if people had advice/leads on some good parts.

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If you look at all the iPhone 6 posts on here, one would think that is a delicate flower that falls to pieces once it is opened. Soething as simple as an LCD assembly replacement often results in other issues.

I would take it to apple and get the out of warranty replacement of I were you. Especially in the condition that you describe it to be in. The odds of it having that much damage and not having logic board damage are slim.

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