Apple Raises iPhone 12 Repair Price


Apple on Monday raised its price for out-of-warranty iPhone 12 repairs, yet another change that may make the 2020 model more expensive.

Key Facts

For the base iPhone 12, it’ll cost $279 to fix a cracked screen—$80 more than the iPhone 11—if you don’t have AppleCare+.

The price jump is likely because Apple switched from an LCD to an OLED display.

“Other damage” on the iPhone 12 will also cost $50 more than the iPhone 11, jumping from $399 to $449.

Out-of-warranty repairs for the iPhone 12 Pro remains the same as the iPhone 11 Pro at $279.

If you have Apple’s warranty service, AppleCare+, the price of repairs is unchanged: $29 for a broken screen and $99 for other damage.

Apple says the iPhone 12 has its toughest display ever with a new “ceramic shield” made from “nano-ceramic crystals,” which makes the iPhone 12 less susceptible to physical damage.

Key Background

 This isn’t the only change angering price-conscious customers. Apple said it would no longer include a power adapter and earphones with iPhone 12 boxes. It also never announced the iPhone 12 would be $30 more expensive with carriers other than AT&T and Verizon. Apple has previously said that it doesn’t make money off of repairs, but many remain skeptical because Apple is known to charge high prices for out-of-warranty fixes.

What To Watch For

Apple hasn’t released the repair prices for the iPhone 12 Mini and the iPhone 12 Pro Max yet.

Further Reading

Apple Stock Could Surge Even Higher Following $2 Trillion Valuation, Morgan Stanley Says (Forbes)

New iPhones Won’t Come With Headphones Or A Charging Box Anymore (Forbes)

iPhone 12: Here Are 6 New Features In The 2020 iPhone Lineup (Forbes)