iPhone X out-of-warranty repairs eclipse iPhone 8 Plus at $549, screen repairs run $279
Apple has announced repair costs for the iPhone X, with AppleCare+ fees remaining the same as other phones, but out of warranty fees commensurate with the higher retail price of the phone, and similar in price to screen repairs on the Galaxy S8 with Samsung parts.
Two updated repair documents were posted by Apple alongside the iPhone X pre-order on Friday morning. Where an out-of-warranty iPhone Plus-model screen repair costs the user $169, the iPhone X costs $279.
Other incidents without AppleCare+, including water damage, cost $549 for the iPhone X, versus $399 for the iPhone 8 Plus and $349 for the iPhone 8.
AppleCare+ for the iPhone X retails for $199 for the iPhone X, and must be purchased within the first 60 days of service. The extended warranty extends coverage to two years from the original purchase date of an iPhone and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $29 for screen damage, or $99 for any other damage, plus applicable tax.
Repair costs for the Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship's screen with genuine Samsung parts at launch were about $300 in the U.S. and haven't notably decreased since.
In September, Apple raised the price for not only AppleCare+, but for out of warranty repairs as well. The plan increased from from $129 to $149 for the iPhone 6s Plus, 7 Plus, and 8 Plus.
Out-of-pocket, non-warrantied screen repairs for the iPhone 6 and SE are $129, up from $99 before the September increase, while the cost for the iPhone 6s and 7 is up $20 to $149.