Sadly, no matter how much you spend on any sort of gadget, it will more than likely break at some point in the future. It’s not something that any of us wants to think about, especially when you’ve spent a decent amount of money on the iPhone. However, it’s important that you remember that just because an iPhone might be broken, it doesn’t exactly mean that it’s worthless. As a matter of fact, it’s far from worthless. Most people don’t realise that their damaged Apple iPhone is still worth a fair amount of money. So, if you’ve got a broken iPhone, other than finding the best deals on a new iPhone, what should you do?
Firstly, you should check if your iPhone is still under warranty. There’s no point in worrying about what you should do with your iPhone if it’s still under warranty. Apple is known to be extremely helpful with helping people get their iPhone fixed as quickly as possible. In most cases, people have the standard one year warranty with Apple. However, if you’ve paid extra to extend the warranty then you’ll obviously be covered for a longer period of time. Apple will repair your broken iPhone as long as it hasn’t been water damaged or by you trying to repair it yourself and so on.
Another option that you have is to sell it online on a site like eBay. You might think that nobody would be interested in buying an iPhone that doesn’t even work, but believe it or not, there’s a huge market for broken iPhones! There are plenty of people that buy broken iPhones online to make money, most of them either buy it for parts or to repair themselves and sell on. If you aren’t too sure on what amount of money you’d get for your iPhone, you can just have a look on eBay and try to find one with the same problem as yours (there should be at least a few that have the same issue as your iPhone) so that you can get an idea of how much money you can expect to get from selling it.
Finally, if you are in any way tech savvy (or a little bit brave!) you can try to repair the iPhone yourself. Even if you don’t know too much about iPhones, there are loads of tutorials online on sites such as YouTube which will guide you through the entire process step by step but you won’t find anything at the Apple support site You’ll more than likely need to invest a tiny amount of money in to this as you’ll need a few special tools, but these can be bought online for a fraction of the cost that you’d be charged if you got it repaired professionally.