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

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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)

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13 Comments

1. torr310

Posts: 1646; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

It's almost twice expensive to fix the back than the screen? hmm...

3. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Which makes actually buying a particular color iPhone a waist nowadays. Because over 95% of the public are going to put a case on the iPhone anyway. Especially with those ridiculous repair costs. Oh, look everyone see the color of my iPhone. Oh wait one moment while I pull off the case so you can see it's true color. What a bunch of wing nuts that talk about all the colors that Apple has for their iPhones. Like it f$#_-+g matters. Apple should at least give everyone a free tube of lube when you go to get your iPhone repaired. Especially when it will feel like someone is raping your wallet.

4. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

People talk about phone colors regardless of brand. Pixel’s panda color, red Oneplus, ect.

5. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

True. It's just no where near as expensive to fix.

7. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Domt you take your phone out the case and use it? Because I do. When I am at home or at work where there is carpet, I remove the case. It's nice to look and feel how nice the phone is without a case sometimes. And color does matter even with a case. It's called choice. Considering Apple and how choice is limited, color is nice to choose. Not everyone uses a phone with a case.

8. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Well let's hope you don't crack your iPhone since you like to remove the case all the time. Color only matters to a small minority, especially when the vast majority of consumers now buy cases. Just look at this article talking about the repair costs.

9. Vokilam

Posts: 1181; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Are you seriously complaining about colors available on iPhones? You’re mental.

12. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Well anyone with half a brain can easily put two and two together an come to the conclusion that Apples repair costs are just ridiculous.

13. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

With Apples quick service and pricing turn around. I expect to get the phone repaired, and a free hooker tossed in for their ridiculous charges.

2. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

"Dropping the XS Max may cost you $329 in screen replacement charges, or the crazy $599 for a shattered back or other damages." WOW!!!! I know...I know.....just put it in a case right. Still, even with a case, that would be an expensive drop.

6. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Most carriers insurance will replace a broken device for almost 1/2. Example, I cracked my Note 8 display. The carriers insurance charged me $99 and sent me a refurb. If the device had been lost or stolen, the replacement price is $199. You would have to be crazy to pay Apple that much to do the exact same thing.

14. worldpeace

Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

1. iPhone XS Max slipped from hand and freefall to tarmac surface. 2. Spider-sense kick in noticing it will drop on back side. 3. Quickly kick it to make it spin. 4. Now both side shattered. 5. ... 6. Get a new phone..

15. ugurbinay

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 15, 2018

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