The iPhone XR screen repair cost is now set by Apple

The iPhone XR screen repair cost is now set by Apple
Apple already posted how much it would cost to resurrect a cracked glass body of its newest iPhone XR member of the happy family, and now it's the screen repair's turn. We will spare you the suspense, and just say that Apple will charge $199 to store repair walk-ins unless you pay for the AppleCare+ coverage, in which case it will be just $29.

Compared with $279 for the iPhone X/XS or $329 for the XS Max, this may seem like a bargain but going around the notch is priced higher than, say, repairing the iPhone 8 Plus display which is an LCD panel, too, but with higher resolution than what we have on the XR.

As mentioned, the "other" damage category that includes a shattered glass casing, costs $399 for the iPhone XR as Apple basically scrapes all the internals out to replace the whole body of its newest handsets. 

Needless to say, if you are the type that drops their phones with damaging consequences at least once a year, the AppleCare+ fee is worth it. Alternatively, you can just put a good screen protector on the XR for a few tens, and then hope and pray when it meets the pavement.

Related phones

iPhone XR
  • Display 6.1" 828 x 1792 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 64GB
  • Battery 2942 mAh(25h talk time)



1. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Cool thing about Apple Care+ for XS Max: For screen repairs on $29. For any incidents of breaks would only cost $99. The prices you see are for full replacements. Plus I only pay $9.99/mo as opped to paying the full thing. I will most likely sell this phone next year.

4. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

The funny thing is the XS doesn't even cost Apple $400 to make. The XR is even cheaper to make. Yet Apple charges $399 to repair without Apple Care. I remember people saying Apple has great service. Well at those ridiculous service costs. You should be getting a dinner and spa treatment thrown in as well. Since your not, then it puts a moot point on Apples great service. Instead you feel like Apple's bending you over, and you have to take what they are giving you. Great service my @$$.

2. path45th

Posts: 407; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

A tempered glass protector does a good job. I have dropped my iPhone 5s numerous times during the last 5 years but it is still in excellent condition.

3. iAndroid18

Posts: 38; Member since: Oct 23, 2018

Glass is marketed as premium for phones but we ignore that it will break or shatter. Yet manufacturers use them, people buy premium stuff, it gets damaged and then we scoff at the manufacturer for the repair price! Wonder when this premium glass body flagship will make way for something durable and less expensive to repair. My guess is never though

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