If you’re looking forward to snagging one of the new iPhones (whether that be the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X) and have an older version, you can trade that in for some credit toward your new phone with most cell providers (or other places like Amazon and Best Buy) will just buy the phone off of you! However, they only accept working phones so if you’ve just been dealing with a cracked screen, make sure to get it fixed first!
Apple doesn’t mind anymore.
People are often hesitant to get their screen repaired through a 3rd party provider because Apple used to void the warranty on the phone then. However, they changed their stance back in February and as long as the repair is done well (do your research and look at the reviews!) they won’t void your warranty.
It’s a small step, but it’s a nice gesture from Apple to notice that it’s unfair to consumers who might not live near an Apple store to get their phone fixed – and we’re all just replacing the screens anyway!