By 2012, the smartphone marketplace was awash with large format phones, and they seemed to be getting bigger and bigger. Apple decided to buck the trend, and introduce a smartphone that combined all the advanced technology of the larger formats, but in a smaller phone – enter the iPhone 5 in September 2012. This new model in the iPhone range had a lighter frame, and was taller, slimmer, faster and weighed less than previous iPhones, and was the first to have Apple’s proprietary Lightning port instead of a traditional 30-pin connector for charging and connectivity.
The iPhone 5 sold brilliantly because Apple had recognised that it would fill a very real gap in the market. It had a larger screen than previous models’ 3.5-inch displays, but it was still smaller and easier to fit into a pocket than the other larger and more bulky smartphones that were on sale at the time. With a relatively dainty 4-inch display and 16:9 aspect ratio, the iPhone 5 was deceptively powerful, had improved build quality and boasted many innovative internal features plus LTE wireless broadband connectivity.
You may have done your best to protect your iPhone 5 in everyday use by fitting it into a case and adding a screen protector, but accidents will happen. Dropping your phone onto concrete or a pavement, or allowing the screen or the phone body to get cracked or scratched can really interfere with the efficient operation of the phone. Whether you need an iPhone 5 screen replacement, a button repair or some other type of remedial work, our iTechs are close at hand to put the problem right, quickly. We appreciate that you can’t be without your phone for long, so our iTechs offer on-demand repairs - either in the shop or they can come to you - to ensure the phone is out of your hands for the shortest possible time.
iPhone 5 repair costs vary and are constantly changing. We will keep updating this page so you can get an idea on what you should be paying for repairs in your area.