Repairing cost of iPhone 12’s ceramic-protected OLED display is $279

  • AUTHOR: midhat
  • POSTED ON: October 21, 2020

If you're one of those who break their phone’s display within just months of purchasing it? So, you better take notes from this article, as Apple has just revealed how much it is going to cost you in repairing iPhone.

Apple says that the screen repair price of iPhone 12 Pro is the same as the iPhone 11 Pro the previous year, despite it containing latest ceramic-hardened glass. But the base repairing cost of $279 has lifted by $80 in comparison to the iPhone 11, and it will cost around $50 to $449 to repair “other damages.”

Repair costs for the 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max haven't been announced yet.

The repair cost of $199 increase for the base of the iPhone 12 is quite huge, maybe because now it contains an OLED display instead of an LCD display. But for the 12 Pro, the repairing cost is $279, which is exactly similar to what the company, since 2017’s iPhone X, has been charging for screen repairs. The screen repair price covered by AppleCare Plus insurance remains constant at $27.

Source: The verge

Apple claims that the latest ceramic-hardened displays integrated into the iPhone 12 series are four times better resistant to damages from drops, which doesn’t  seem to have contributed to the increase in the overall price, despite potentially slicing down the company’s own profit margins.

Maybe, it’s something to do with the repair cost of what they referred to as “other damages.” The repair cost of the iPhone 12 Pro is $549 that is similar to the existing repair cost of the iPhone 11 Pro. Meanwhile, the iPhone 12 presently costs $449 and in comparison to $399 to fix the iPhone 11. The price of the damages covered by Applecare Plus is still unchanged at $99.

Overall, there’s not much difference in repair cost for future owners of iPhone 12 Pro, but it’s saddening to see the latest baseline iPhone has a lot more costly repairs. 

Updated October 21, 2020
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