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.
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:
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.