Our customers frequently ask us whether using fix2U will affect their warranty with Apple or Samsung. In the past, the general consensus was that repairing your phone with a third-party repairer like fix2U would void your warranty. However, this was cleared up once and for all, thanks to a landmark court case in 2018 between Apple and the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC). Following the ruling that was published on 19th June 2018, the ACCC confirmed that
“…Consumers are able to have their iPads and iPhones screens repaired and have other repairs done by third party repairers, so long as that repair doesn’t impact on the underlying operation of the iPad or iPhone,”.
Consumers now have the option to replace the screens on their iPhone or iPad using more affordable solutions such as fix2U and still maintain their existing Apple warranty. The same applies to Samsung devices.
“The Court declared the mere fact that an iPhone or iPad had been repaired by someone other than Apple did not, and could not, result in the consumer guarantees ceasing to apply, or the consumer’s right to a remedy being extinguished.”
Read fix2U’s press release regarding the change.
Do third-party repairers use genuine parts with their repairs?
Many other third-party repairers have often been found to be misleading Australian customers to believe they repair iPhones and iPhones using genuine Apple screens and parts. However, the truth is that only Apple offers genuine parts and does not supply other third-party repairers. Those third-party repairers who claim they use genuine parts are using refurbished screens that were once broken LCD or OLED displays.
As a third-party repairer, fix2U only uses brand-new, factory-assembled parts that are of equivalent quality and specification to Apple. As a result, we can offer more competitive repair prices that are significantly lower than Apple.
For Samsung devices, we use Samsung service packs which are genuine Samsung parts. If we can’t get our hands on one, we will use a refurbished part to ensure that you have your device fixed as quickly as possible.
Why use a third-party repairer to fix your device?
There are many benefits of choosing a third-party repairer like fix2U, including price, quality, and convenience.
Cheaper than manufacturer repair
The cost of repairing a broken iPhone or iPad through Apple can be often more than a third of the price of buying a new one. If you’re out of your warranty or AppleCare+, the cost for an iPhone screen repair is $219 for an iPhone 5 and $519 for the latest iPhone 13 Pro Max. The cost of out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement at Apple is between $79 to $109, depending on the model of your iPhone. The cost of iPad screen replacement is $385 for an iPad and varies between $459 to $1059 for iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad Pro. The cost of out-of-warranty iPad battery replacement is $165 for all models.
Our repairs for screen replacements, battery replacements and other iPhone/iPad issues generally cost between $79 and $200, depending on the repair. For more information on our pricing, make an online booking and get an instant quote for your repair. Alternatively, you can contact our friendly customer service team or call us on 1300 163 090 to get an instant price.
Same quality parts and repair service
We use high-quality, factory-assembled parts that are of the equivalent specification to Apple or Samsung and are sourced from the same countries that manufacture and refurbish their parts. In addition, at fix2U, all our technicians undertake rigorous training and certifications to ensure they deliver the same high-level repair services.
In fact, we’re so confident in the parts we use and the level of service our technicians provide that we offer a 5-year warranty covering both parts and labour on all our repairs (except for battery replacement, as batteries are consumable goods, we offer a 3-month warranty on the battery). This compares to the 90-day warranty Apple or other third-party repairers offer.
Device repair at your convenience
Instead of waiting for days to get your device repaired or organising a time to visit a local repairer, fix2U comes to you no matter where you are in Australia. Often, you can get your device fixed on the same day of your booking, with most repairs completed in under 30 minutes. You can carry on doing what you love while we fix your device and get it looking and working like brand new.
How do I book a device repair?
Booking a device repair at fix2U is easy. Simply fill in a short repair form and let us know your device model and the issue to get an instant repair quote. Once we’ve received your booking, we’ll assign a repairer near you to arrange a time and location that’s convenient for you. Our repairer will come to your chosen location and fix your device on the spot while you carry on with your daily tasks. With most repairs completed on the same day of your booking, you can get your life back in no time.