Apple Repair sets costly records for a cracked iPhone XS Max back or display
by Daniel Petrov / Sep 13, 2018, 9:03 AM
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.Previously, The
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?
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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
posted on Sep 13, 2018, 9:16 AM 17
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Damn near the price of a new phone, SMMFH!
posted on Sep 13, 2018, 9:25 AM 6
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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.
posted on Sep 13, 2018, 9:47 AM 0
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This is simply absurd and pathetic this time. How is it possible that replacing a simple glass can cost this much?
posted on Sep 13, 2018, 9:58 AM 3
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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.
posted on Sep 13, 2018, 10:30 AM 2
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The real humor in this is that an Apple repair technician gets paid $12 an hour
posted on Sep 13, 2018, 10:04 AM 9
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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.
posted on Sep 13, 2018, 4:10 PM 0
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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%.
posted on Sep 13, 2018, 6:01 PM 0
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This is the price of a new goddamn phone. Bring back the metal backs.
posted on Sep 13, 2018, 10:18 AM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 14, 2018, 2:11 AM 0
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