If you need iPhone screen replacement, you will have the option of choosing tempered glass for your repair or opting for a less expensive – and less durable – type of glass for your screen.

The right choice for you will depend on your goals and your budget. But, if you choose the right smartphone repair expert to help you, you are sure to find the best solution for your needs.

Pros and cons of using tempered glass for a cracked iPhone repair

What Is a Tempered Glass iPhone Screen?

Tempering is a process that uses heat or chemicals to strengthen glass in such a way that it resists damage and breakage. Under sufficiently severe circumstances, this durable glass may still break. However, if it does, the treatment ensures that the glass crumbles rather than splintering and creating sharp, dangerous shards.

This type of material is used in a variety of applications that include vehicle windows, diving masks, dishes, cookware, shower enclosures, diving masks – and smartphone screens.

Pros & Cons of Replacing Your Cracked Smartphone with Tempered Glass

If you choose a cracked iPhone screen replacement using tempered glass, you will pay more than you would for a non-tempered screen. But that’s essentially where the downsides end.

A tempered screen will endure significantly more abuse than the alternative. This means fewer screen replacements, but the level of protection goes even deeper. Any incident that cracks or breaks your screen has the potential to damage the sensitive – and costly – electronic components inside your phone.

If you choose an inferior material, you could add a separate, tempered glass screen protector. However, these covers can be costly and they’re almost always a challenge to install.

Do Low-Cost iPhone Screen Replacement Options Exist?

The answer to this question is a resounding yes – if you trust the phone repair experts at Bad Apple.

For many years, we only offered premium repairs using original equipment manufacturer (OEM) approved parts. Our reason for doing so was firmly implanted in our quest to eliminate replacement part defects and achieve unconditional customer satisfaction.

Today, however, we have succeeded in sourcing a low-cost screen replacement option that we trust enough to offer it to our customers.

Consequently, we offer both premium and value-priced smartphone screen repair options. If you choose a tempered glass screen replacement for your iPhone, you have the option of choosing our exclusive Core Protection Plan, which provides a lifetime iPhone screen warranty with only a $5 replacement fee.

Bad Apple is the leading expert for iPhone screen replacement in the Intermountain West. To learn more, contact us or visit one of our many, convenient retail locations in Utah and Nevada.