Been on the wall about purchasing the AppleCare protection plan for your iPhone 5? You should know that Apple has made a major change to its protection plan for the new phone. Previously, Apple gave their customers a refurbished device if their screen was damaged after a bad fall. But according to iMore, Apple has adopted a new policy for damaged screens with the iPhone 5. 

“iMore has learned from sources within Apple retail that broken iPhone 5 displays may soon be getting replaced in-store. This would be a change from Apple’s current iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 practice, which consisted of swapping the entire iPhone out for a new or refurbished one. Sources within Apple retail have told us that equipment used to remove the screens has started appearing in their stores."

The new policy eliminates the need of swapping or mailing off your device for damaged screens. Additionally the new policy saves customers time with reloading contacts, settings, and media after receiving a refurbished device. Would this new policy sway you to purchase the $99 AppleCare program?

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[Today's iPhone via iMore]