Apple Raises Repair Prices, AppleCare Damage Coverage On Plus Series iPhones


Apple is increasing the price of AppleCare+ for its Plus model - including the previous generation iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 7 Plus - and is introducing a new, even higher price point for iPhone X insurance.

However, Apple has also hiked the prices for out-of-service repairs of the older model iPhones that are not covered by its AppleCare+ coverage.

While Apple fans are still ecstatic over the release of the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, the Cupertino-based company has quietly raised the prices of its AppleCare+ coverage program and out of pocket repairs.

As MacRumors reports, AppleCare+ will cost $199 for the iPhone X. The same coverage costs $129, or $70 less, for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7. Finally, the low-end iPhone SE and your iPad of choice continue to be insured against two incidents of accidental damage for two years from your original purchase date in exchange for just $99.

Those, however, won't be mitigating the cost of Apple's AppleCare+ extended warranty, which practically adds another $200 on top of that $999 for the iPhone X. The devices are sold with a limited warranty and 90 days of free support.

Your iPhone screen gets broken while it's still under warranty and you don't have AppleCare+ coverage.

Meanwhile, Apple has also raised the price of off-warranty screen repairs. Which is odd, given that the iPhone X has a totally new, and more expensive, screen. As MacRumors notes, that's $20 more than Apple used to charge. With it, customers that buy the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X can trade in their device when it's 50 percent paid off and T-Mobile will eliminate the remaining payments. The iPhone 8 starts at $699 and the Plus is $100 more.