Apple Repair turnaround for broken iPhone screens just became faster

Apple Repair turnaround for broken iPhone screens just became faster
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. Previously, that record was held by the iPhone X, so those OLED screens don't come cheap if you crack them.

The good news, however, is that Apple Repair services when it comes to screen replacements are becoming faster, with shorter turnaround times. Tucked in notes to partners, Apple advises that it has now dropped the need for hardware calibration of the 3D Touch layer upon screen swaps, and will do it with software from now on:

Removing one extra physical step will speed up the screen replacement of your iPhone 6s and up that has been anointed with 3D Touch, including the new iPhone XS and XS Max. The iPhone XR relies on a different system, so it likely won't really be affected by the new repair procedure when it lands, but its turnaround time (and screen replacement price) should actually be even better than its OLED-laden siblings.

source: iMore, image: CNET

Related phones

iPhone XS Max
  • Display 6.5 inches
    2688 x 1242 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A12 Bionic, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3179 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x


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