Apple reveals out-of-warranty iPhone 6 (and 6 Plus) repair costs

Apple reveals out-of-warranty iPhone 6 (and 6 Plus) repair costs
As of today, September 19, Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are available to buy in the US and other 8 markets: Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. But you already knew that, right? What you may have not known is that Apple revealed the out-of-warranty repair costs for its two new handsets.

A screen repair for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will cost you $109. The price is a bit higher for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus: $129 (but this doesn’t have anything to do with the handset’s size, because $129 is also the screen repair price for the much smaller iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 5). Other (general) repairs will cost $299 for the iPhone 6, and $329 for the iPhone 6 Plus.

As already mentioned, these prices are for out-of-warranty iPhones. The 1-year limited warranty that Apple is offering should help you stay out of trouble for a while.

You can find out everything you need to know about iPhone repair costs (and warranty) at the source link below. Before visiting Apple’s website, though, you may want to check out our iPhone 6 unboxing here, and our iPhone 6 Plus unboxing here (videos included). 

source: Apple via 9to5Mac

Related phones

iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 6 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

So you get a year warranty? Sort of like HTC care?

2. Penny

Posts: 1869; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

1 year manufacturer warranty usually doesn't cover damage, only manufacturing defects. Not sure why the prices would be different for in warranty vs. out of warranty for these repairs.

29. noblsht

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 23, 2014

It seemed kind of confusing to me also, I think out of warranty means , not covered by the warranty ,t doesn't mean the actual timeframe of the warranty

30. noblsht

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 23, 2014

Good point honey, maybe they're referring to the Apple care warranty, I would agree, it is very indecisive and not to the point

3. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

That's pretty standard fare. HTC Care gives you one free screen replacement for the first 6 months in case of accidental drops. The rest of the warranty is 1 year. The prices do sound a bit reasonable if they do the repair on-site instead of making you mail it back. Of course there's always the iFixit guide for the adventurous among us (thanks to them I've opened up and repaired all my ipods myself with little cost).

28. noblsht

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 23, 2014

I dropped my new iPhone 64 days out shattered the screen, I've on every iPhone except for the first one, and I have not ever cracked a screen, Apple says they don't repair screens on the iPhone six they swap them out for 300+ dollars, really pisses me off, that might be months before they're repairing screens

4. kwirin

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

It seems to me that this Apple company is set to better the Vatican in the art of guzzling people's money.

8. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

get a nokia 3310 off ebay at $10 if money is such a big concern for you

10. kwirin

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

Yes I will :)

19. stealthd unregistered

I've seen repair shops charge $300 for Galaxy phones and iphones. So Apple's price for a screen repair isn't that bad, especially when you know you're getting legit parts.

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

We gain vitamins from an apple, we waste money from the Apple.

16. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Then forms a iReligious..

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Ouch as awayls Apple will empty out your wallets even more.

20. stealthd unregistered

For your wallet, yes. For the actual people that buy iPhones, no.

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The screen replacement costs are not unreasonable. The "general" repairs on the other hand, are crazy expensive. In the Android/BB/WP world, one might as well buy another phone for those prices.

9. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

$129/$109 for a new screen isn't too bad, considering I see so many cracked iPhone screens. But yeah those general repair cost a lot. Considering it got a 7/10 for repairability, it might be cheaper to go with some 3rd party repair center for a lot less.

11. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Honestly I'd rather have a guarantee on workmanship from Apple (they're far from perfect but at least if something goes wrong on their end it's covered) so the price is looking a little better. Of course the cheaper way to go is either through insurance or buying a quality case with a quality screen protector.

12. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Two year warranty is the LEGAL FREE RIGHT on a handset in Europe yet apple only offers one and contests the law of the land. Apple make way to much money off ifans this way to comply with legaisation. After a year iPhones tend to do a number of things like freeze completely on an ios upgrade,caller id no longer work,WiFi stayed greyed out (WiFi antenna goes quite often) home button stops working,lock button gets jammed,the list is long. After a year these should be a free repair under a two year warranty but with one apple charges 260 euro on a iphone 5s example. What happens is many ifans always wanting the new shiny apple phone simply don't pay the 260 but buy the 'new' iphone model of the year instead. Apple gains a lot of money and makes handset sales figures look way higher as they count these as full sales despite many being just replacing broken ones.

17. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

all phones in America is 1 year warranty, well all the phones i had on AT&T, galaxy note, 1, 2, 3, LG G 2, Motorola Atrix, Lumia 1520, Lumiaa 2520, galaxy s2, s3, s4

21. stealthd unregistered

It may be the law, but it is not free. If they have to include 2-year warranties, then that's bundled into the price. And your impression of what iphones "tend" to do after a year is completely made up.

24. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Yea iPhone 6 is that pricey because of the 1 year warranty? Are you telling me that 1 year extra of warranty should make the device 500$ more expensive? (with it's outdated specs and features it should be 500$ cheaper if you ask me)

31. jp2571

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

You are an idiot. A handset in Europe does come with a two year warranty, even apple products. If you look at the apple warranty, it states in the very first line that the warranty is in addition to the legally obligated warranty. I live in the US and was searching for my own warranty info and still found that, not even looking for it. Do some research before you slander a product. And for the love of god LEARN GRAMER, SPACING, AND PUNCTUATION!

13. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

And yes Htc,Sony,Nokia,Samsung,motorolla,huaweii the lot all give the free 2 years warranty in europe

14. Kmdglee

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Apple should give a longer warranty cos i just checked out the iphone 6 and iphone 6 plus drop test and they got pretty damn smashed. 1 drop and those iphones will look bad. Apple is just trying to get more profit.

15. almostdone

Posts: 450; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

The iPhone 6 seems to have inferior build than previous generations. Not only does the screen seem easy to crack. The screen assembly falls apart...

18. Topcat488

Posts: 1419; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

The drop test that you're showing is very damaging and appropriate for this "ARTICLE"... Apple HYPED us up about "Sapphire" and now this... Good post, +1 from me. O.o ... P.S. I get my iph 6 on 2-7 October home delivery.

23. stealthd unregistered

Apple never said anything about Sapphire.

25. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

They did

22. stealthd unregistered

Just about every smartphone can break if you drop it on a hard surface, and none of them (except for HTC in the first 6 months) cover damage.

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Apple is about to make a Killin on all the screen repairs that are going to be needed starting today.

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