With every new iPhone purchase, it’s important to weigh the cost of repairs against the value of Apple’s extended warranty. This year, Apple has raised repair costs for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Apple includes one year of limited coverage with every iPhone purchase, but that doesn’t cover accidental damage. The prices above are for the United States and exclude an additional $6.95 shipping fee. The catch is that if Apple determines the device has undergone additional damage beyond the screen, it will charge a full service fee. So if you accidentally drop your 6 Plus and crack the screen, Apple could charge you a max of $335.95 to ship it to them and have it fixed.
Apple quietly detailed out-of-warranty repair costs for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. The charges are separated into three categories – screen damage, battery and power, and other repairs. Replacing the display of an iPhone 6 will set you back $109, while the same service for iPhone 6 Plus costs $129. Curiously, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 5 screen replacements cost as much as those of the 5.5” model. A $6.95 shipping fee and local taxes will also be applied. Replacing the battery unit of all iPhone models costs $79 plus shipping and tax. It’s worth noting on this instance that Apple’s standard one-year warranty covers the replacement of a defective battery, so you are not likely to need this particular service with your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. The other repairs section is where things get expensive – the section includes all procedures not related to simply replacing a screen or battery. Repair costs for the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 are $329 and $299 respectively. Regarding other repairs, it is worth noting that AppleCare+ covers two instances of accidental damage for $79 each. If you are accident prone, perhaps it is worth looking into purchasing the plan. All in all, it is convenient to know how much it costs to cure common issues your iPhone 6 might experience. The screen replacement cost is particularly important, as shattered displays are typically not covered by a standard smartphone warranty.
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