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iPhone Rear Housing Replacement

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iPhone Rear Housing Repair & Replacement

Accidents happen. If your iPhone Back Glass is broken or the Rear Housing is severely damaged, we can help.

Apple reintroduced glass on metal frames starting from iPhone 8 and later models. These design changes were implemented to support wireless charging and gain several advantages that come with it, along with MagSafe charging from iPhone 12 and above models. However, apart from the elegant looks, the back glass is prone to crack after falling on a hard surface.

You may choose this repair if: your back glass/frame is cracked or broken or you need to go for a new color.

Damage symptoms:

How long will it take?

It takes about 2 to 3 hours to replace the complete rear housing with a new one depending on parts availability. Please call the store you will be visiting to check for stock availability before arriving.

How much will it cost?

The pricing in this chart only applies to rear housing replacement. This repair does not carry any warranty, the rear housing does not have any moving parts, nor it has any electronics. We will do a pre-quality test before and after the repair. If you have any other problem with your iPhone, you’ll pay additional costs. We offer a 50% discount on the second part and a 75% discount on the third part used for the same iPhone.

You can refer to the iPhone Repair page to find out more about other repairs.

All prices are in Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) and include VAT.

  • iPhone SE (3rd generation) AED 500

    Available colors: (PRODUCT)RED, starlight, midnight

  • iPhone 13 Pro Max AED 950

    Available colors: Graphite, gold, silver, sierra blue, alpine green

  • iPhone 13 Pro AED 850

    Available colors: Graphite, gold, silver, sierra blue, alpine green

  • iPhone 13 AED 750

    Available colors: (PRODUCT)RED, starlight, midnight, blue, pink, green

  • iPhone 13 Mini AED 650

    Available colors: (PRODUCT)RED, starlight, midnight, blue, pink, green

  • iPhone 12 Pro Max AED 850

    Available colors: Silver, graphite, gold, pacific blue

  • iPhone 12 Pro AED 750

    Available colors: Silver, graphite, gold, pacific blue

  • iPhone 12 AED 650

    Available colors: Black, white, (PRODUCT)RED, green, blue, purple

  • iPhone 12 Mini AED 550

    Available colors: Black, white, (PRODUCT)RED, green, blue, purple

  • iPhone SE (2nd generation) AED 400

    Available colors: White, black, (PRODUCT)RED

  • iPhone 11 Pro Max AED 750

    Available colors: Silver, space gray, gold, midnight green

  • iPhone 11 Pro AED 650

    Available colors: Silver, space gray, gold, midnight green

  • iPhone 11 AED 550

    Available colors: Purple, green, yellow, black, white, (PRODUCT)RED

  • iPhone XS Max AED 650

    Available colors: Silver, space gray, gold

  • iPhone XS AED 550

    Available colors: Silver, space gray, gold

  • iPhone XR AED 550

    Available colors: Black, white, blue, yellow, coral, (PRODUCT)RED

  • iPhone X AED 550

    Available colors: Silver, space gray

  • iPhone 8 Plus AED 450

    Available colors: Gold, silver, space gray, (PRODUCT)RED

  • iPhone 8 AED 400

    Available colors: Gold, silver, space gray, (PRODUCT)RED

About iPhone Back Glass & Rear Housing:

The back of your iPhone, also known as full housing, rear housing, back case, or back glass assembly, has a hardened glass that is precision cut to seamlessly fit into the frame, which blends into the smooth edges of the metal frame. The back glass is further reinforced by an internal laser-welded steel and copper structure. Finally, the glass is fused to the metal frame of your iPhone, which is microscopically sealed for water and dust resistance. Hence, if you break your iPhone back glass, the complete back case assembly must be changed.

Note: Replacing just the back glass involves removing the broken glass from the metal frame, applying some adhesive, and gluing the glass on the frame. The manual process and the quality of workmanship are not perfect compared to machine installation done at the factory. As a result, substandard installation and inferior quality of the back glass make the iPhone prone to liquid damage easily compared to rear housing replacement. Hence, if your back glass breaks, we strongly recommend replacing the rear housing rather than replacing just the back glass.

Is my iPhone covered under warranty?

Cracked or broken iPhone back glass is not covered under the Apple Limited Warranty. You might be able to repair your iPhone for a fee if you are covered under Apple Care+

Not sure if your iPhone is under warranty? Check if you are covered by Apple Care+ by entering the iPhone serial or IMEI number.

FAQ's

Here are some of the most common questions customers ask about iPhone back glass.

Yes. While it might be tempting to go for a cheap fix by just replacing the glass, iPhone users are unaware that an inexpensive repair is not always reliable. Hence, at CelMetro, we replace the complete rear housing assembly, which comes with the back glass and the metal frame.

Your iPhone will lose its water resistance if the back glass is cracked. Water and electronics don’t do well together. iPhones have a built-in battery, and water gets through the cracks and into the phone; the electric current can be sent to places that it shouldn’t go and that causes damage. Additionally, wireless charging may no longer work as expected. Cracked glass may even cut your hand if it’s protruding from the corner of the case. Do keep these details in mind if you decide to postpone servicing your device.

Starting with iPhone 8, Apple introduced back glass to support wireless charging. That’s the first iPhone model to have wireless charging. Wireless charging transfers energy from the charger to the iPhone through electromagnetic induction to the coil located inside the back of the iPhone. The reason it needs a back glass is that there isn’t a piece of metal affecting the electricity going through and charging the phone.

Apple introduced a new protective glass coating called Ceramic Shield, starting from iPhone 12. Ceramic shield promises up to 4x better drop resistance than previous iPhones, general scratch resistance, and clear optical performance for your iPhone rear cameras. The key technology in the protective glass is ceramic crystals. These small ceramic nanocrystals are embedded in the glass matrix using a high-temperature crystallization manufacturing process. The interlocking structure of crystals helps to deflect cracks and chips.

If your iPhone back glass is moderately cracked, it will not have any performance impact. However, a tiny crack or chip can quickly expand and can cause additional damage to your iPhone. Not only the broken glass can cut your hands and fingers, but it also makes it harder to use your iPhone. Additionally, your iPhone loses its water resistance, and if water gets through the cracks and into the phone, the electric current can be sent to places it shouldn’t go, and that causes damage.