Recently, Apple announced the out-of-warranty repair costs for its latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It’s not as cheap as you might think so it’s better to make sure you handle your device with care.
There’s nothing much to worry about at the moment since the device is under an year’s warranty, and should keep you out of trouble in case something unexpected happens.
Apple has categorized the repairs costs into three categories: screen damage, battery and power, and other repairs. In case of a damaged screen, you’ll have to shell out $109 for the iPhone 6, while the iPhone 6 Plus is a little expensive at $129. Surprisingly, the screen repair costs for the much older, iPhone 5S/5C/5 is also $129, including $6.95 shipping. It’s worth mentioning that accidental damage doesn’t come under Apple’s one-year limited warranty.
If you run into a defective battery, and want to get it changed, it’s going to cost you $79. Other repairs is the section where it really get expensive, it includes other repairs apart from the screen or battery-related issues, and here’s a breakdown of the costs:
- iPhone 6 Plus: $329
- iPhone 6: $299
- iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5: $269
- iPhone 4s: $199
- iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, Original iPhone: $149
The costs are a little high, if you think you’re prone to accidents and drop your device often, or any other unexpected set of events, it’s better to get AppleCare+ plan which costs $79, and covers two incidents of accidental damage.