Apple Repair sets costly records for a cracked iPhone XS Max back or display

Apple Repair sets costly records for a cracked iPhone XS Max back or display
Broken phones are no broken dreams - while the first is repairable, the second might haunt you for life, so let's pray for Apple Repair services that won't break your piggy bank, how's that for another shattered thingy in one sentence? Unfortunately, those prayers will go unanswered, as Apple just updated its official out-of-warranty screen and "other" repairs pricing, hitting a new record.

Previously, The iPhone X set a costly top with $279 to replace its screen out of pocket and the whopping $549 for the "other" category, which includes repairing its glass back in case it hits the pavement unprotected and shatters. Now, however, we have a new king on the Apple Repair block, and it is none other than Apple's most expensive XS Max whose price starts at $1099 but can reach $1449 if you are not careful with the storage choices.

As you can see from the Apple Repair quotes below, dropping the XS Max may cost you $329 in screen replacement charges, or the crazy $599 for a shattered back or other damages. That's a $50 premium for both repair services over the iPhone XS, making the XS Max the most expensive phone to fix in Apple's history. Longing for the good ol' days of metal iPhones with no OLED shenanigans already?

source: Apple, image: CNET

Related phones

iPhone XS Max
  • Display 6.5" 1242 x 2688 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 3179 mAh(25h talk time)



1. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

600? Not even gorilla glass. It is almost the price of Xr. Ridiculous

2. Man_Utd

Posts: 176; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Is this why I see so many Apple users walking around with broken screens? LoL

3. notfair

Posts: 721; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

I am happy for apple, they are on the right track to become a 2 trillion dollar company because they can with the help of their loyal fanbase whom will buy everything, EVERYTHING that apple throws at them no matter the price. ciao

4. KickRocks

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Damn near the price of a new phone, SMMFH!

5. notfair

Posts: 721; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

NEAR? there are flagship phones out there at that price or lower.

15. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

At a manufacturing cost of ~$350, it is the price is a new phone.

6. ikenvape

Posts: 308; Member since: May 28, 2014

"Whoa dude! When did you get a Oneplus 6t??? Thought you got that Big new iPhone?" "Oh, cracked the back glass. Thought I'd save some money"

7. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Wow, That is just incredible but that is capitalism. If people are willing to pay, so be it, No one is forcing them to shell out their money. If that's what they want more power to them and more profits for The Apple Company. I only ask Apple to please bring some of those profits back to the US so that more people can afford services like this.

8. TheOracle1

Posts: 2221; Member since: May 04, 2015

There's really no need to comment here. The nonsensical exploitation speaks for itself.

9. Ellio74

Posts: 74; Member since: Mar 22, 2018

This is simply absurd and pathetic this time. How is it possible that replacing a simple glass can cost this much?

12. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

They embedded rear glass into metal frame and kept that huge camera hump which also needs a new phone unibody if broken. (Jerryrigseverything shows this in his videos) Directly opposite of other oem where glass can be changed out in most cases under $75 with a heat gun.

16. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

It's called 95% profit.

18. fatTony

Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

Because the glass is made of synthetic snow leopard tears mixed with the silva of unicorns and Big Foot's sweat. It also had the Apple logo on it.

10. ikenvape

Posts: 308; Member since: May 28, 2014

The real humor in this is that an Apple repair technician gets paid $12 an hour

20. shoreview

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Because here is the repair procedure. 1. Forward broken phone to recycling department. 2. Pull a new or "refurb" phone from the supply cabinet. 3. Provide the replacement device to the customer. The fee simply covers the bill of materials, labor, recycling, and a bit extra for the shareholders, on a full replacement device.

21. Whitedot

Posts: 775; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

I think you didn't get yhe sarcas behind the $12. It's ridiculously low jn comparison what they charge to an owner. Exploratory at its best. Though I can neither confirm or deny if the pay is actually I know apple is capable of that 100%.

11. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3101; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

This is the price of a new goddamn phone. Bring back the metal backs.

14. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Just don't buy it. That is the best way to get action in the long run.

13. lyndon420

Posts: 6743; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Cases are cheap. And most come with the little cut out so you proudly display that logo.

17. Panzer

Posts: 282; Member since: May 13, 2016

As I read these articles regarding device prices, repairs, removing the dongle, no fast charging included Billy Squier's song The Stroke keeps playing in my head. I am not sure why.

19. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

oh and here came another JOKE.....

22. CableTelcontar

Posts: 91; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

It cost me the equivalent of $250 to replace my Note 5 screen but just 15 bucks for the Note 8's glass back.OLED screens are more expensive but I don't get the high cost for replacing the backs of iphones.

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