iPhone XR Repair Fees Without AppleCare+: $199 for Screen Damage, $399 for Other Damage

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    Apple has detailed out-of-warranty repair fees for the iPhone XR ahead of the smartphone's launch on Friday.

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    In the United States, Apple will charge $199 to repair a damaged iPhone XR screen and $399 to repair other damage to the device, unless it is a manufacturing defect covered by Apple's standard one-year limited warranty. Prices vary in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and other countries.

    How that stacks up to Apple's out-of-warranty repair fees for other iPhones:

    iPhone XR: $199 for screen damage, $399 for other damage
    iPhone XS: $279 for screen damage, $549 for other damage
    iPhone XS Max: $329 for screen damage, $599 for other damage
    iPhone X: $279 for screen damage, $549 for other damage
    iPhone 8: $149 for screen damage, $349 for other damage
    iPhone 8 Plus: $169 for screen damage, $399 for other damage

    These prices do not apply to customers who purchase AppleCare+ for the iPhone XR, starting at $149 in full or $7.99 per month.

    AppleCare+ is an optional warranty plan that extends an iPhone's warranty coverage to two years from the purchase date of the plan. AppleCare+ adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a lower service fee of $29 for screen repairs and $99 for any other damage.

    As with any form of insurance, AppleCare+ provides peace of mind, but only yields savings in the event it is used.

    If the screen cracks on an iPhone XR, for example, the repair fee with AppleCare+ is up to $178, savings of at least $21. If the back glass shatters, the repair fee with AppleCare+ is up to $248, savings of at least $151. Those prices are based on the full $149 cost of AppleCare+ for iPhone XR plus deductibles.

    If a customer pays for AppleCare+ in monthly instalments, there is the potential for even more savings versus the out-of-warranty fees.

    iPhone XR pre-orders began last Friday in over 50 countries. The first deliveries to customers and in-store availability will begin Friday, October 26. The colorful device starts at $749 in the United States.

    Article Link: iPhone XR Repair Fees Without AppleCare+: $199 for Screen Damage, $399 for Other Damage
     
  2. TheOtherJFK macrumors newbie

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    So if accidentally I damage something other than the screen, I have to pay 53% of the cost of the phone plus tax? Yikes, that's expensive!
     
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    What a rip.

    That said, other OEMs charge about the same for their phone repairs on $700+ devices and the repair time would be much longer. Not much of an upside but it's the way it is I suppose. Better to get hosed in-store than hosed with a 2 week repair time.

    Get AppleCare, people. :(
     
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  6. Steve121178 macrumors 601

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    No one can ever accidentally damage anything. Carelessness is always someone's fault.
     
  7. laz232 macrumors 6502

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    If Apple really cared about the environment (as they repeatedly claim to), they would make spare parts available at fair market prices so that 3rd parties or individuals can perform repairs themselves, especially as devices age out of warranty.
     
  8. neliason macrumors 6502

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    Expenses devices are expensive to repair. That isn’t really surprising. That is why I personally like cheaper phones. I don’t want an expensive object that is easily breakable that I hold over hard surfaces. That would end up causing too much agony for me. The phone is supposed to make my life better not stress me out.
     
  9. Spizike9 macrumors member

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    False
     
  10. Blackstick macrumors 6502

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    LOL, they’re anything but a charity.
     
  11. haruhiko macrumors 601

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    There are always insurance with lower premium covering damage your electronic items, like those from your credit card.
     
  12. pete2106 macrumors 6502

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    So you're not really repairing your phone, you're just buying a reconditioned phone to replace it.
     
  13. laz232 macrumors 6502

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    i didn't say they should be a charity (please read my reply) i said fair market. The high costs are partly due to labour and subsequent warranty coverage - not worth it once the phone is 1-2 years old
     
  14. cliffster82 macrumors 6502

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    You can buy AppleCare and pay monthly? Separate from a device payment plan?
     
  15. Spizike9 macrumors member

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    This right here. My Wells Fargo credit card gives me up to $600 coverage cost x2 in a rolling 12 months with a $25 deductible. All I have to do is pay my phone bill with my CC.
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    Unfortunately that’s how expensive AppleCare has got lately as well.
     
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    What a ridiculous statement.
     
  18. JosephAW macrumors 68000

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    Time for Apple to make some durable devices.
     
  19. magicschoolbus macrumors 6502a

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    Lmao. People have been saying that since the iPod came out.

    They won't. Buy a case and take care of your device. Also, with the monthly apple care payments... why wouldn't you pay the $10.00 a month or whatever it is..
     
  20. JosephAW macrumors 68000

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    You'd think that now they are using flexible OLED screens that they'd make the whole device flexible including the frame, glass, backing, logic board and battery. Nope, now even more fragile than ever. The iPhone SE was nice and solid so they killed it off.
     
  21. Cryates macrumors 68020

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    So you actually think that, because OLED can now be made flexible, every other component can exist in a flexible form?

    And you’d feel safe carrying a flexible battery on your person?
     
  22. repoman016 macrumors newbie

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    People are clumsy. For those that refuse to use a sturdy case and break your phones, apple thanks you.
     
  23. Smartass macrumors 65816

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    I took phone insurance for my XS just due to the looming threat of "550€" for broken back screen. No repair should cost that much, especially for the rear glass.
     
  24. Cryates macrumors 68020

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    You folks who are complaining about this pricing, do you expect Apple to just give you a new phone if you break the one you buy? And even when you didn’t purchase the protection plan they offer that includes $29 screen replacement? You accidentally damaging your phone doesn’t warrant Apple cutting you a sick deal.
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    Here’s the thing though: to my understanding the back glass cannot be replaced because of the wireless charging coil. The only option is full replacement.
     
  25. Baymowe335 macrumors 68030

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    This is not surprising. We don't have the be all shocked. Be careful and/or get AppleCare.
     

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