Apple will start shipping the iPhone XR this week, and ahead of its launch, the company has unveiled repair pricing. If you crack that notched LCD display, it’ll cost you $199 to fix (if you don’t have AppleCare+). That’s significantly cheaper than the OLEDs on the iPhone XS and XS Max: the XS costs $279, and the XS Max costs $329. Meanwhile, a battery replacement will cost $69 across the three new devices.
Repairs related to “other damage,” like a shattered glass back, cost $399 on the iPhone XR versus $549 on the XS and $599 on the XS Max. The iPhone XS and X from last year have the same repair costs overall. AppleCare+ covers two accidental damage incidents at $99, regardless of your iPhone model, while a screen repair through the program costs $29. AppleCare+ costs $149 for the iPhone XR, 8 Plus, and 7 Plus and $199 for the XS or XS Max. That covers users for two years, so basically one repair a year. It’s worth the price if you actually take advantage of the repairs.
This is also a good time to remind you that Apple’s discounted battery repairs for the iPhone 6 and later expire on December 31st. It currently costs $29, but will jump to $49 in the new year. The iPhone X’s battery repair cost will rise to $69. Also, if you repair your phone with “unauthorized modifications” you likely won’t be serviced by Apple and might have to buy a new device.