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The Unauthorized Guide to iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod® Repair: A DIY Guide to Extending the Life of Your iDevices! by Timothy L. Warner

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15. Replacing the Front Display and/or Rear Case

By far the most common iDevice repair issue is a broken front display or rear case. Let’s face it—we humans are prone to dropping our iDevices. Moreover, a majority of iDevice users tend to be more concerned with fashionable or cool-looking iDevice cases rather than a case that actually protects against a drop.

Let’s see if I can give you a couple examples from my personal experiences. There was the time when my iPod touch came out of my pocket during a run and landed facedown on a rock—ouch. My super-deluxe armored case didn’t prevent the front display from looking like a spider built a web across it.

Then there was the time when my two-year-old daughter, Zoey, wanted to “play” with my iPhone ...

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