“iPhone 5 owners can now get broken display screens replaced while they wait at Apple retail stores, in what could be the first step in a move to make repairs quicker and cheaper,” Doug Gross reports for CNN.

“An Apple Store employee confirmed by phone Tuesday that cracked iPhone 5 screens can now be replaced on site for $149,” Gross reports. “An Apple spokesperson later confirmed as much.”

Gross reports, “Previously, the repair would have required mailing in the phone and would have cost $229 for customers who hadn’t purchased the company’s AppleCare insurance.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward W.” for the heads up.]