If you are planning to buy iPhone X then the repair cost of the device should be something for you to look up. Apple has finally revealed the repair cost of the all-new iPhone X with price break up for users opting for AppleCare+ and those without it. Repair cost for the device, however, differs from market to market.
According to the Apple’s official Support page, iPhone X users will be charged $279 (roughly Rs. 18,000) for screen repairs without AppleCare+ cover in the US. It’s worth noting that this rate is only applicable after the standard one-year manufacturing warranty expires.
Apple also adds that users will have to pay $549 for other damage which is separate from screen damage. For other damages, Apple notes, “If your iPhone has additional damage that’s not limited to the screen, see the ‘Other damage’ fees.”
iPhone X users, however, can avoid the exorbitant screen repair prices if they opt for AppleCare+ for the device by paying upfront – $199 (roughly Rs. 13,000).
The screen repair prices apply if users need to replace the iPhone X screen due to accidental damage or mishandling. The company clarifies accidental damage isn’t covered by the Apple warranty.
Users will have to pay the repair cost if the iPhone screen gets broken while it’s still under warranty and don’t have AppleCare+ coverage. Another scenario where users will have to pay for screen repairs is when the screen stops working and the iPhone X isn’t covered by the Apple warranty or AppleCare+.
To give you an idea how costly screen repairs for the iPhone X are, we compare it with other iPhones. If you damage the iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus, or iPhone 6s Plus screens then users have to pay $169 (roughly Rs. 11,000) which is out-of-warranty cost. Similarly, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6 Plus users will have to pay $149 (roughly Rs. 9,700) for screen repairs. Lastly, iPhone 6 and iPhone SE users will be required to pay $129 (roughly Rs. 8,300).
The expensive screen repair cost should not come as a surprise for anyone as the iPhone X uses OLED panels which are in limited supply and currently Samsung is said to be the only one shipping it.