Why is an iPhone 6 screen replacement *cheaper* than iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zorinlynx, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. zorinlynx macrumors 601

    zorinlynx

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    iPhone 6 screen replacement by Apple: $109
    iPhone 5 screen replacement by Apple: $149

    I'd expect the 6 screens to cost more! Is Apple being more consumer friendly by replacing screens cheaper?

    Are they expecting more 6 screens to break because they're more fragile, and doing this to avoid bad press?

    Most peculiar indeed!
     
  2. Rud3Bwoy Suspended

    Rud3Bwoy

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    more fragile i seen someone break theres on carpet.
     
  3. Firocity macrumors member

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    I am wondering as well. I opted to not buy applecare plus on my 5s last year and 2 months in, broke my screen. It wasn't until a month ago that you had the option to fix your screen at the apple store. So this time around with my 6, I get the insurance and find out that it is cheaper to fix the screen on the 6 and it is available at launch.
     
  4. kovey macrumors 6502a

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    It's probably because the stock is far less for iPhone 5.
     
  5. JoEw macrumors 65816

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    Just a theory but is coincidence they lowered the price to replace screens 40 dollars and raised the cost for new device replacement 40 dollars (for the 6)?
     
  6. Traverse macrumors 603

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    Do you have a link to the video?
     
  7. RyanG macrumors 6502

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