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iPhone X Screen Repair Will Cost $359

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With its latest flagship device now available through pre-order, Apple has announced the iPhone X repair costs. And yes, they are as expensive as you might have imagined.

Two updated repair documents were posted by Apple alongside the iPhone X pre-order on Friday morning. Where an out-of-warranty iPhone Plus-model screen repair costs the user $219, the iPhone X costs $359.

Other incidents without AppleCare+, including water damage, cost $709 for the iPhone X, versus $509 for the iPhone 8 Plus and $449 for the iPhone 8.

Here’s how Apple explains the difference between screen and other repair costs:

The following screen repair prices apply if:

  • You need to replace your screen due to accidental damage or mishandling. Accidental damage isn’t covered by the Apple warranty.
  • Your iPhone screen gets broken while it’s still under warranty and you don’t have AppleCare+ coverage.
  • Your screen stops working and your iPhone isn’t covered by the Apple warranty, consumer law, or AppleCare+.

If your iPhone has additional damage that’s not limited to the screen, see the “Other damage” fees.

The iPhone X is Apple’s most expensive phone ever, costing $1319 at face value. It is available for pre-order from today.

The handset marks the biggest departure in recent years from the usual iPhone design – the X has a display which covers the entire front of the device, while the home button has been removed to allow for extra screen space.

To replace the fingerprint scanner usually found on the home button, Apple is instead introducing Face ID on the iPhone X – a 3D facial scanner which lets users unlock the phone just by looking at it.

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  • Considering that AppleCare+ costs $249 and a screen replacement under AppleCare+ costs $39 it really makes it a tougher call as to whether AppleCare+ is worth it.

    Sure, it’s still cheaper, but like most insurance plans, you could buy AppleCare+ and never need it. So you’re still saving about $170 if you damage your screen once (and $431 if you’re a serious klutz with your iPhone), but you’re saving $249 if you’re simply careful enough to never damage your iPhone.

    Of course, I know that AppleCare+ covers more than just screen damage — other damage is $378 ($249+$129) under AppleCare+ vs $709 without it, but I suspect that most users are only typically dealing with screen claims. I think Apple has been laughing all the way to the bank with AppleCare+ sales since they began doing screen repairs in-store rather than swapping out whole iPhones.

  • If you’re rich enough to afford the iPhone X, you’re probably rich enough to afford expensive repairs. Probably Apple’s logic.

  • Mr Dog

    Honestly for this phone it is completely worth it.

    Considering if you drop your phone, you are more than likely to break both sides of the glass. So that ends up costing $710.

    The first screen damage and you break even.

  • If you don’t plan on using a case, then I’d agree completely. Even lightweight cases should protect the back against all but those most catastrophic drops, however.

    But you can get some pretty serious cases for $250 ?

  • Salinger

    Does Apple consider cracking the glass back of the phone “other damage”? I mean, I know it’s not technically a screen, but it is a glass panel and I would think, in terms of actual cost, costs a lot less to repair than a screen. But would it actually cost more under AppleCare+?

  • Apparently Apple does consider the glass back to be “other damage” — at least for the iPhone 8, according to a report by AppleInsider which posed the question to several Apple employees. I don’t see why the iPhone X would be any different.

    Kind of sad as it pretty much forces you to use a case or risk higher repair costs if you drop your iPhone.

  • aOsTECH

    exactly, the X has created a new tier of devices. average joe can’t afford a Lambo, average Joe, can’t afford an X

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