With the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus now available to customers, Apple has updated its support information to include U.S. repair pricing for the two devices. While all new devices include a standard one year warranty that can be extended with AppleCare+, the standard warranty does not cover accidental damage.
Repairs for screen damage, which includes cracked or shattered displays, will cost $109 for the iPhone 6 and $129 for the iPhone 6 Plus, along with a $6.95 shipping fee.
Accidental damage (water damage, for example) or out-of-warranty damage to an iPhone will require users to pay a fee of $299 for the iPhone 6 or $329 for the iPhone 6 Plus, along with the $6.95 shipping fee. That’s far more affordable than the cost of a new device, but it is still more expensive than iPhone 5s repairs, which are priced at $269.
Apple also quotes a $79 flat fee for a battery replacement, but devices that have a defective battery will be eligible for free repairs for the entirety of the one year warranty that comes standard with iOS devices.
Apple does offers AppleCare+, which covers two incidents of accidental damage for a $79 service fee each time, cutting down on the cost of a replacement device. AppleCare+ is available directly from Apple for $99 in the United States.
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Not sure I agree.
I've owned 3 iPhones over 6 years, 2 laptops over 11 years, an iMac for 5 years, an iPad for 3 years, numerous iPods... I could go on.
The cost of Applecare for all those things would have been well over $1000.
I've had exactly one out of warranty repair needed, when my 3 year old stepped on the iPad. For $40 I bought a replacement digitizer and fixed it myself.
I've saved myself over $1000.
Extended warranties, especially Applecare with its $79 deductible are almost never worth it. Only a small fraction of people will ever need them. Even if you're clumsy, drop your iPhone 6+ and the screen cracks (probably the most common kind of repair), with Applecare its $99+$79 = $178. Without Applecare: $129. So unless you do it twice, Applecare is not worth it!
Apple products are exceptionally well built.
But for that $99 for Apple Care you would have a two year warranty and it would have been repaired for free.
drop your phone in the pool and it would $100 with ATT but $79 with Apple. And the carrier insurance programs offer no vetting of the quality of the item you get, unlike Apple. Heck for the first 3 months or so you can basically guarantee that an Apple replacement is a new phone same as the retail ones cause any returned phones go to EFFA testing and wouldn't be torn apart and 'reconditioned' so quickly. The carriers on the other hand just toss whatever at you. sometimes the old users data isn't even erased