Breaking your iPhone’s screen has always been an expensive affair, with Apple charging a bomb to get it replaced. However, the manufacturer has officially changed its stance on shattered displays, cutting down its fee to just $29.
This is a steep fall from the previous $99 for the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and $79 for older handsets. It should be noted that you’ll still have to cough up $99 for any other kind of damage. You’ll have to sign up for the brand’s AppleCare+ extended warranty program to take advantage of the new prices.
AppleCare+ entitles you to two years of extended warranty from the date of purchase and 90 days of free support. It’ll set you back by $129 and covers up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage. Without the protection plan, you might be forced to pay anywhere between $129 and $149 for each incident.
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In that light, it may be cheaper to buy AppleCare+ rather than risk having to burn a hole in your wallet to get a new screen, especially if you’re prone to clumsiness. The new changes to the program weren’t officially announced by the company on stage while unveiling the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, with the brand choosing to quietly make the shift on its website instead.
The iPhone 7 has run into some controversy of its own when it comes to warranty. Liquid damage isn’t covered under Apple’s service contract, in spite of the tech giant’s guarantee that the phone is rated to be IP67 water resistant.