Over the past several years we have seen an increase in pricing for repairs on IPhone devices, specifically when repairing LCDs. Iphone parts are beginning to see a rise in price due to many factors including availability, margins and various options consumers now have if damage to the LCD on their IPhone does occur. While IPhone LCDs are in higher supply in China, this is not always the case in the US. Up until the Iphone 5/5s/5c there has not been such a dramatic increase or decrease in the availability, need and pricing; this in part could be due to factors, such as, the IPhone 4/4s did so well in the market. The Iphone 4/4s had the longest running market time before being discontinued on September 10, 2013 (1,175 days in production) and with carriers in 2014, as well as, the models having been released almost a full year difference versus the Iphone 5/5s/5c and i6/6s. Consumers now also have a wide variety of ways to handle a broken Iphone. There is AppleCare which cuts the price in half and covers broken LCDs with a low deductible along with two claims a year and swaps out your broken Iphone with a refurbished one. When you switch carriers it is likely you can get an older model IPhone for free.