With iPhone X available to preorder, Apple on Friday announced service pricing for the device, ranging from $279 to replace a broken screen to as much as $549 for any other damage to the device not covered by the standard one-year limited warranty.
In the United Kingdom, customers will pay £286 for screen repairs and £556 for other out-of-warranty damage. In major European Union markets, the price of iPhone X screen repairs is set to €321 and a whopping €611 for other damage.
These screen repair prices apply if your iPhone X is not covered by the optional AppleCare+ warranty and the screen stops working or gets broken due to accidental damage or mishandling (accidental and cosmetic damage isn’t covered by the standard Apple warranty).
With these prices, the $199 AppleCare+ protection for iPhone X suddenly makes sense.
Extending your coverage for manufacturing defects or battery life issues to two years from the original purchase date of your iPhone X, AppleCare+ includes two incidents of accidental damage coverage (water damage is counted under “accidental damage coverage”).
You can use an incident for screen repair or for other damage to your iPhone X.
While this is a big jump from the $149 price Apple charges for AppleCare+ for iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 (due to the iPhone X screen being more expensive), I think AppleCare+ for iPhone X is worth considering given the price of out-of-warranty repairs.
Each incident under the AppleCare+ protection plan incurs a service fee. As an example, if you have AppleCare+ coverage you’ll pay only $29 to have your iPhone X screen replaced (other damage is subject to a one-time $99 service fee), and that’s way easier to swallow than shelling out $279 for a new screen without AppleCare+.
Do you plan on buying AppleCare+ for your iPhone X?