How much will an iPhone X screen repair cost? Apple now has the answer

If you intend to buy an iPhone X (now that it'savailable to pre-order), perhaps you should first know that repairing its 5.8-inch Super Retina screen will be a pricey affair. Of course, the new smartphone itself is expensive,being offered for $999 (64 GB) or $1,149 (256 GB), so we're not surprised tofind out that repairing it will be anything but cheap. 


According to Apple, a single iPhone X screen repair costs $279,while repairs for "other damage" will cost users a whopping $549. To be clear, theseare prices for screen and overall damages that are not covered by Apple'sstandard 1-year warranty. Here's exactly what Apple has to say about this:



Compared to repair prices of other iPhone models (including the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus), pricesfor the brand new iPhone X are - obviously - significantly higher:


You can avoid these high repair fees if you subscribe toApple Care+, which costs $199 for the iPhone X, and extends its warranty to twoyears. Under Apple Care+, you can repair your iPhone X's screen for $29 (limited to 2 repairs),while other damage repairs cost $99.


source: Apple 

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. RajRicardo

Posts: 504; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

$279 for a screen? I can get a decent mid-range phone for that price.

12. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Iphone X = Total rip off

21. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

No Apple is a total ripoff

27. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

At least you save money with apple care+ with the iPhone X lol.

2. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Better off just getting the Apple Care +

3. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Better off not buying an iPhone

5. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Lmao, I have an SE for work and I love it. Besides the screen size it’s pretty much the same as my old 7 plus. I agree though If you’re gonna spend that much money on a phone I wouldn’t go iPhone.

4. PhoneGuy414

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 20, 2017

Almost $300 for Samsung's worst OLED panel...

6. cmdacos

Posts: 4371; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Was $300cdn for s7edge panel a year ago when I cracked mine.

22. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Worst OLED? You're kidding right? Because Apple would buy Samsung worst OLED? If they wanted the worse OLED, they would have went LG, not Samsung.

31. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

There are indications that Samsung is selling the S7 generation OLED to third parties. Samsung can boost the max brightness on the S8 to around 1,200 nits while the upcoming iPhone can only muster around 800, the same as the S7.

7. Jacksie66 unregistered

That's about €250. You could go out on a great drinking session for that. Pints all round..

8. CableTelcontar

Posts: 99; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

Cost me the equivalent of $250 to fix my Note 5 screen. I have been told the note 8 will set me back $600 to fix the screen. I have had to employ armed guards to protect my Note 8.

13. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

My Network said I get accidental cover....

14. Derekjeter

Posts: 1571; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

What are you assholes complaining about? The screen repair for the Galaxy S Edge phones is about the same price. Stop bitching and looking for any little thing to bash on Apple. YOU DONT LIKE THE PRICES, KEEP IT MOVING!!!

15. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Well, it's just typical day on PA with comment section flooded with idiots

16. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Like I’ve said before, this site is overrun with anti Apple idiots. It’s gotten so bad that the usual group of trolls don’t even comment at all on any android or Samsung articles, they just pounce on every single Apple article.

34. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1600; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

I'm anti Apple because I delt with their headaches for 4 years and view the iPhone as low quality. I'm annoyed with the idiot trolls bashing the Apple articles lately, they have nothing worth saying but the same lame insults used for years. It's like being stuck in high school around here.

17. pt020

Posts: 186; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

Only 24 articles about Apple on your main page .. only.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31748; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This is pretty much expected. OLED, and bigger...not surprised.

19. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Ridicoulous prices. If you bought your phone from a carrier, then get the carrier insurance. O fyou break the screen, you make a claim and you pay the deductible and get a refurbished replacement that is 100% free of damage. The highest price I see is $199 from ATT, Verizon and T-Mobile is $175. Anyone who would pay Apple is crazy with few exceptions. If you bought directly from Apple then do what you gotta do. If you break an iPhone and you bought it from a carrier, get the carriers coverage and save yourself plenty money. With Apple you have the cost of AppleCare starts @ $99. Carriers charge $10-12 for full device coverage. So carriers are more expensive there. But Appel then has a cost above that for the actual repair. Carriers don't repair they just replace. Replace is maximum $199. Overall the carrier would be cheaper. The iPhone display is easy to self replace and the parts online are cheap. The iPhone 7+ Display assembly is less than $60. Remove 2 screens and the display connector and you can easily replace. $279 is pretty outrageous. Better get a good case and don't drop your phone. you aren't doing drop tests.

23. JMartin22

Posts: 2410; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

This can all be avoided with proper care and handling, as well as investing in good protective accessories. I am in the camp of those who say they shouldn’t be an uproar over these costs

24. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Without knowing how much the display assembly cost of the iPhone X is, then its hard to judge whether $279 is pricey. But what I can say is the iPhone display would be easier to do, so thus would have a lower labor cost. The Galaxy Note Display Assembly is $160+. This is for the display and digitizer as one piece. Since the display uses adhesive to hold the assembly together, then removal takes time due too, using heat gun to melt adhesive and using tools to remove the display part. replace and then put adhesive and seal back up. So the Note 8 I expect should be more costly do to labor time and how the phone is assemble. On the iPhone you remove 2 screws at the bottom, assuming the iPhone X will follow the iPhone 7 design language on this, and you basically pop it out. The iPhone still has a modular design and is far easier to take the display out of. This video shows how easy it is to replace this part. Anyone with decent motor skills can do this for way less than $279. But yet iFans are considered to be the most educated. So a brain surgeon shouldn't need to pay APple $279 to do something he can do for $60 and 30 mins.

26. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

That's what we get for buying flagship phones. Everything on it becomes expensive.

28. mikehunta727 unregistered

iPhone X uses at least Note 7 generation panel quality, it'll have support for DCI P3, etc, so that's at least Note 7 generation OLED in the iPhone X at the very least, it'll be expensive to repair... I highly recommend a glass protector for this one, it isn't curved much besides a bit on the edges so TGSP's should fit fairly well on it I will say that I installed a Whitestone Domeglass on my Note 8(was nervous as shit doing it lol) and it came out extremely well, the glass feels incredible and the S pen feels a million times better on it than a plastic film protector, got rid of that plastic film on mine. it fits with my case like a glove, perfectly, now I got both scratch and impact resistance without nasty plastic film getting oily/not protecting from drops/etc Get a Whitestone domeglass for your Note 8, it's expensive... but better than paying over $200 for a screen repair, plus it gives you some piece of mind and gives you bit more confidence when holding it

29. monoke

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

It's notch gonna be cheap. That's for sure.

30. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

I can buy THREE very nice brand new 5.5" Moto E4 Plus phones for $299 at the Target store. I'll leave it to the stupid iSheep clowns to pay $279 just for a piece of glass. LOL!

32. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

my s7 edge display broke , samsung still asking 280$ for that 1 year old phone. so i think iphone x display is cheaper compare to that

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