I dropped my phone last night and shattered the screen. I have seen screens for sale on amazon and directfix as well as a few stores that repair them. I don't have an apple store near me. Has anyone else replaced the screen themselves? Advice is appreciated. The screen assembly on amazon is $73, directfix $130. Am I missing something?
No iPhone, so have never had to do the repair. However, the video instructions from DirectFix is fairly comprehensive. Give it a watch. If it makes you nervous, DIY might not be the way to go:
The very first thing that they tell you is that proceeding will immediately void any Apple warranty.
Your other option would be a mail-in repair through Apple, which presumably would leave any warranty intact. Not sure how much it would cost or turn around time.
Guess it boils down to what each of the trade-offs is worth to you.
The Amazon replacement lists the replacement manufacturer as "generic". The description on the directfix seems to indicate that their replacement is an Apple OEM unit. You could always contact them to confirm, but I expect that is the source of the price difference.