Some 4 months after launch, reports suggest that Apple is now ready to begin replacing damaged iPhone 5c displays at its retail stores. The expected cost is likely to be $149 for out of warranty repairs, as detailed by 9to5Mac:

We’ve gotten word from multiple sources that Apple will begin repairing/replacing broken iPhone 5c displays in its retail stores next week. The current plan is to begin offering replacements on Monday, January 20th.

The global roll out will apparently exclude Hong Kong and Canada at this time, but for anyone else needing a quick repair on an iPhone 5c it could be just the ticket. Anyone out there with a smashed screen to replace? And will you be taking it to Apple?