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If you damage your new 12.9-inch M1 iPad Pro and don't have AppleCare+, Apple will charge $699 to repair the broken device.

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The fee update was added to Apple's iPad Service and Repair chart earlier today after iPad Pro orders went live. At $699, it is $50 more expensive to get a repair for the new fifth-generation iPad Pro than it was to get a repair for the prior fourth-generation model. The extra cost is likely due to the new mini-LED display that's exclusive to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

The repair $699 fee only applies if you don't have AppleCare+. If you damage your iPad Pro and have an AppleCare+ plan, the AppleCare+ service fee is $49, with two accidental damage repairs available every 12 months.

You also won't need to pay a fee if there is a manufacturing issue, as problems that Apple's fault will be covered under the standard one-year warranty. If the warranty has expired, Apple will charge the $699 fee.

The $699 price applies to any damage to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, including a broken display, and with a device as expensive as the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, AppleCare+ is a good idea. Apple charges $149 for two years of AppleCare+, or an ongoing subscription can be purchased for $7.99. AppleCare+ used to be available for a limited amount of time, but can now be extended indefinitely with the subscription options.

Out-of-warranty fees for the 11-inch iPad Pro have not changed, and it costs $499 to repair a broken 11-inch model if you don't have AppleCare+, or $49 with AppleCare+.

Apple's new M1 iPad Pro models went on sale this morning and the first new devices will be available to customers starting on May 21. The 12.9-inch model was in short supply and is now sold out until July.

Article Link: It Will Cost $699 to Repair a Broken 12.9-Inch M1 iPad Pro Without AppleCare+
 
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jk1221

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We care about the environment, so we're going to charge you more than an iPad Air to repair it. :rolleyes:

ONLY 64% the cost of it new 🤦‍♂️ Bargain.

Typical Apple though. The same that charges $329 for a 6.5" OLED (11 Pro max) replacement that the part costs about $67 per supply chain sources. EVEN paying an employee an hour and some toward the equipment to do the process, that is easily 50% or more profit to Apple hence the insane cost. It SHOULD be a $199 repair maximum.
 
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zorinlynx

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I stopped buying AppleCare a while back because my stuff just wasn't breaking out of warranty, and I wasn't accidentally damaging my stuff either. If I add up the amount of money I've saved by not buying AppleCare, it would probably pay for a couple of out of warranty repairs.

Basically, it's not really worth it unless you're careless with your stuff.
 
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Moonlight

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I have bought Apple products since 1984 and never paid for an extended warranty/Applecare+. Think of the money I have saved over those years on all the products that never broke outside the 1 year warranty (spoiler alert, only had one Apple product break over that time) I can apply some of that saved money towards anything that breaks. Not to mention the money saved from every other product I have turned down an extended warranty for over my life that didn't break. I must be up thousands so far.
 
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brofkand

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So if I have AppleCare+, and I sit my fat butt down on top of my iPad in the car and bend it , it only cost $49 to get it fixed ?

I think accidental damage stops at "is it in more than one piece" after that it is no longer covered under AppleCare Plus. But that may have changed recently.
 
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cmaier

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I stopped buying AppleCare a while back because my stuff just wasn't breaking out of warranty, and I wasn't accidentally damaging my stuff either. If I add up the amount of money I've saved by not buying AppleCare, it would probably pay for a couple of out of warranty repairs.

Basically, it's not really worth it unless you're careless with your stuff.
It’s definitely worth it on macs. They break a lot out of warranty. Usually there ends up being a repair program, but I always seem to have to get my repairs before Apple realizes they have a design flaw.
 
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GSWForever8

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That’s way too expensive! I don’t have AppleCare on my MBA, and I’ve heard about stories of repairs being expensive. At that point, buying a refurb sounds better. I’ve been to the Genius Bar last week for airdrop and good thing I didn’t have to pay.
 
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brofkand

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I stopped buying AppleCare a while back because my stuff just wasn't breaking out of warranty, and I wasn't accidentally damaging my stuff either. If I add up the amount of money I've saved by not buying AppleCare, it would probably pay for a couple of out of warranty repairs.

Basically, it's not really worth it unless you're careless with your stuff.
I have bought Apple products since 1984 and never paid for an extended warranty/Applecare+. Think of the money I have saved over those years on all the products that never broke outside the 1 year warranty (spoiler alert, only had one Apple product break over that time) I can apply some of that saved money towards anything that breaks. Not to mention the money saved from every other product I have turned down an extended warranty for over my life that didn't break. I must be up thousands so far.

The house always wins.
 
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GSWForever8

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It’s definitely worth it on macs. They break a lot out of warranty. Usually there ends up being a repair program, but I always seem to have to get my repairs before Apple realizes they have a design flaw.
That’s true. I don’t have it on my MBA. I still have to pay a lot, which kinda misses the point of getting it.
 
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Moonlight

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It’s definitely worth it on macs. They break a lot out of warranty. Usually there ends up being a repair program, but I always seem to have to get my repairs before Apple realizes they have a design flaw.
What are you doing to your Apple products? I still have a PowerMac 7100/80av that boots like the day I bought it, along with my first iPhone from 2007, my first iPad, hell even my 1984 mac I keep in the closet will boot up still.
 
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cmaier

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What are you doing to your Apple products? I still have a PowerMac 7100/80av that boots like the day I bought it, along with my first iPhone from 2007, my first iPad, hell even my 1984 mac I keep in the closet will boot up still.

I’m doing nothing. I had two MBPs with the nvidia manufacturing flaw. I had several macs with butterfly keyboards. I had two macs with peeling anti-glare coating.

I don’;t care if you treat your mac with kid gloves - these were well known manufacturing flaws that resulted in Apple having to institute extended repair programs where they do the repairs, out of apple care, for free.
 
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MtLoin2020

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My iMac G4's video card died 4 years after buying it. Out of the 50+ Apple products I have personally purchased over the years for myself and my company, that's pretty good.
That supposedly happened to my iMac, then found out the inside battery needed replaced
and a pram reset fixed that back in 2019, which is now being used in Costa Rica at a medical facility.
 
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Moonlight

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I’m doing nothing. I had two MBPs with the nvidia manufacturing flaw. I had several macs with butterfly keyboards. I had two macs with peeling anti-glare coating.

I don’;t care if you treat your mac with kid gloves - these were well known manufacturing flaws that resulted in Apple having to institute extended repair programs where they do the repairs, out of apple care, for free.
OK, you just sort of negated your point that you need AppleCare by saying they were repaired for free out of AppleCare.
 
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