Dropping a naked iPhone has always been a potential nightmare. And we'll have double the angst when we get our grubby fingers on the new all-glass-and-steel Model 4. It's encouraging, then, to find somewhere where you can get your phone repaired at a reasonable price.
Parts for iPods offers a wide range of repairs that should cover almost every eventuality from liquid damage (is this is flushed iPhone?) at a bargain £10 to a full screen and glass replacement at £80. You can get a glass-only replacement for £50 or a new LCD screen for £50. You can get your home button revitalised for £40, antennas repaired for £40, dock connectors resurrected for £40 and a new battery for £35. This last item is a real bargain. My nine-month-old 3GS is already beginning to need a new battery.
If you are feeling nimble fingered and want to take the risk, you can even buy the parts to attempt the repair yourself.
Parts for iPods are located in Bermondsey where you can walk in and get your device assessed. In addition there are drop-off points in Penge and the Old Kent Road. Telephone (020) 8123-1395.