Can the screen on my i phone 4s be replaced

Can the I phone 4s screen be replaced, I have contacted Apple who say it cannot be replaced because of the technicality of the phone, apparently they will replace/give me a whole new phone for £139.99 upon attending a 'genius' appointment?
Just a bit confused as I've seen companies offering to fix the screen only for around £80.00 but I was wondering why Apple would say they couldn't if it WAS actually possible?
Please note this is an I Phone 4s not just an I Phone 4.
Any help/advice would be appreciated!

Apple does not fix a user's iPhone, they replace it. This is quite common with smartphones, from any manufacturer; it's generally just not cost-efficient for them to try and do repairs in-store. There are other companies who get parts from unknown sources and can do a repair, but you lose all warranty if you have that done. So it's up to you which option you wish to pursue.

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