For AppleCare +, repairing the back of iPhones 8/8 Plus costs 3x more than replacing the screen

A few days ago, right after the introduction of the new iPhones, we announced that Apple would increase the prices of its extended warranty service, the AppleCare +, for your smartphones. Prices now range from $ 130 to $ 200, depending on the iPhone model; Repairs under this warranty, however, have not changed: $ 30 for screen replacement and $ 100 for other damage.

With the introduction of 8/8 Plus iPhones, all with glass backs that are basically identical to the front (except, of course, because they don't have a laminated screen on them), it was speculated that Apple could charge the same display repair fee to replace a broken rear window after all. , the new material far more prone to disasters, such as cracks and splinters, than the metal previously employed.

Well, unfortunately that's not the case: if you break the glass back of your new AppleCare + covered iPhone, you'll have to pay $ 100 But yes, more than three times the amount charged for screen repair. If you're still resisting covering your new gadget with a case, this might be a pretty persuasive argument.

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The reason for such a discrepancy is not hard to deduce: As we have seen in high detail in the disassembly of the iFixit, the part of the iPhone that houses the panel and the front glass is a nearly separate component; The rear window, in turn, is closely connected to all internal components of the apparatus and also contributes to its strength. Therefore, replacing this part is certainly a more complex job than simply removing the front panel and replacing it with a new one although, at first glance, both "pieces of glass" look similar.

Remember that within AppleCare +, Ma institutes a maximum of two screen repairs and two “other aspects” repairs, at $ 30 and $ 100 each, respectively. If you get the feat of breaking your iPhone screen three times, for example, you have to pay $ 350 (iPhone 8) or $ 400 (iPhone 8 Plus) on the third in the United States, of course; In Brazil, for now, AppleCare + is not yet commercialized. But if you let it crash so many times, it might not be a good idea to have such an expensive smartphone in the first place.

via AppleInsider