October 16, 2021

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The ceramic-protected OLED display of the iPhone 12 costs 9 279 to repair.

The ceramic-protected OLED display of the iPhone 12 costs 9 279 to repair.

Apple has announced how much it will charge to repair the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. For the iPhone 12 Pro, despite the use of ceramic-hardened glass, the 9 279 screen repair price does not change compared to last year’s iPhone 11 Pro. However the cost of repairing the display of the iPhone 12 increased to 9 279 by 80 by Compared to the iPhone 11, and the cost of repairs “Other damage”Increased by $ 50 to 9,449. IPhone 12 Pro Max and 12 Mini repair prices have not been announced yet.

For the base of the iPhone 12, this is a significant price increase compared to the $ 199 you pay to repair the screen of the iPhone 11, which is now LED rather than an LCD display. However this $ 279 price for the 12 Pro is the same as what Apple charged for screen repairs From the iPhone X of 2017. Screen repairs under the Applecare Plus insurance plan do not change the price of $ 29.

Apple’s site gives a comparison of screen repair costs in its range.
Screenshot: Apple.com

New Ceramic-hardened displays used in the iPhone 12 series, Apple claims that it is “tougher than any smartphone glass”, which is four times more resistant to damage from droplets, despite the possibility of reducing profit margins.

For example, this is a similar story when it comes to charging Apple to repair “other damage” as a result of the liquid. The iPhone 12 Pro repair costs $ 549, which does not change from the iPhone 11 Pro. However, the iPhone 11 now costs 9,449 compared to the 9,399 to repair. Other repairs covered by Applecare Plus are priced at $ 99.

Repair costs for iPhone 12 Pro owners will not change, however, it is a shame to see the new baseline iPhone undergoing expensive repairs. We hope here that the ceramic shield cover is tough enough to protect the displays to prevent repairs in the first place.

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