iPhone XR Repair Fees Without AppleCare+: $199 for Screen Damage, $399 for Other Damage

Apple has detailed out-of-warranty repair fees for the iPhone XR ahead of the smartphone's launch on Friday.

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In the United States, Apple will charge $199 to repair a damaged iPhone XR screen and $399 to repair other damage to the device, unless it is a manufacturing defect covered by Apple's standard one-year limited warranty. Prices vary in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and other countries.

How that stacks up to Apple's out-of-warranty repair fees for other iPhones:

  • iPhone XR: $199 for screen damage, $399 for other damage
  • iPhone XS: $279 for screen damage, $549 for other damage
  • iPhone XS Max: $329 for screen damage, $599 for other damage
  • iPhone X: $279 for screen damage, $549 for other damage
  • iPhone 8: $149 for screen damage, $349 for other damage
  • iPhone 8 Plus: $169 for screen damage, $399 for other damage

These prices do not apply to customers who purchase AppleCare+ for the iPhone XR, starting at $149 in full or $7.99 per month.

AppleCare+ is an optional warranty plan that extends an iPhone's warranty coverage to two years from the purchase date of the plan. AppleCare+ adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a lower service fee of $29 for screen repairs and $99 for any other damage.

As with any form of insurance, AppleCare+ provides peace of mind, but only yields savings in the event it is used.

If the screen cracks on an iPhone XR, for example, the repair fee with AppleCare+ is up to $178, savings of at least $21. If the back glass shatters, the repair fee with AppleCare+ is up to $248, savings of at least $151. Those prices are based on the full $149 cost of AppleCare+ for iPhone XR plus deductibles.

If a customer pays for AppleCare+ in monthly instalments, there is the potential for even more savings versus the out-of-warranty fees.

iPhone XR pre-orders began last Friday in over 50 countries. The first deliveries to customers and in-store availability will begin Friday, October 26. The colorful device starts at $749 in the United States.

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Top Rated Comments

TheOtherJFK Avatar
36 months ago
So if accidentally I damage something other than the screen, I have to pay 53% of the cost of the phone plus tax? Yikes, that's expensive!
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
H818H Avatar
36 months ago
Absolute rip off.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
laz232 Avatar
36 months ago
If Apple really cared about the environment (as they repeatedly claim to), they would make spare parts available at fair market prices so that 3rd parties or individuals can perform repairs themselves, especially as devices age out of warranty.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pete2106 Avatar
36 months ago
So you're not really repairing your phone, you're just buying a reconditioned phone to replace it.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JosephAW Avatar
36 months ago
Time for Apple to make some durable devices.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zombierunner Avatar
36 months ago
Basically, buy a new phone.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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