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

zorinlynx

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May 31, 2007
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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!
 

Rud3Bwoy

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Oct 9, 2011
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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!
more fragile i seen someone break theres on carpet.
 

Firocity

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Mar 20, 2012
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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.
 

JoEw

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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)?
 
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