iPhone 6 Out of Warranty Repair Costs Won’t Break the Bank
Now that the iPhone 6 is out in the public, Apple has updated its repair pricing options for out-of-warranty iPhone 6 models. While the prices have gone up compared to the iPhone 5s, the costs still won’t break the bank.
Repairs will now cost up to $299 for out-of-warranty repairs on your iPhone 6, while the iPhone 6 Plus cost up to $329 in repairs. This is up from $269 for the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5.
The new prices are for general repairs that don’t cover accidental damage. For screen repairs, like a broken display, Apple will replace the iPhone 6’s 4.7-inch screen for only $109, while the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus will cost $129 to replace the front glass.
Of course, the iPhone 6 (and any iPhone you’ve ever bought brand-new) comes with a one-year warranty, so users shouldn’t have to refer these prices for a while now, but they’re good to know up front before deciding whether or not to get an AppleCare+ extended warranty.
Customers who have AppleCare are able to take advantage of having two repair incidents to use with a fee of $79 each. However, once those two incidents are used up, users will be charged the regular out-of-warranty pricing that you see above.
With AppleCare+, though, customers can get two additional repair incidents and an added year of protection for just $99.
If you aren’t familiar with AppleCare, it’s essentially Apple’s own creative name for its warranty service that it provides with its iPhones, iPads and Mac computers. Every new Apple product that is sold receives a free year of AppleCare, which protects your iOS devices and Mac computers against damage or hardware failure, and Apple will repair or replace these products free of charge (mostly).
Of course, if you’re considering buying AppleCare+, these updated out-of-warranty prices will give you a better idea of what you should do. An iPhone 6 repair would cost you $299 without AppleCare, compared to $79 if you did have AppleCare.
Whether or not this cost is worth it to you is only a question that you can answer, but consider this if you’re thinking about getting AppleCare+ for your iPhone. If you bought an entry-level iPhone 6 after signing a two-year contract, you spent $199 for the device itself. A $99 AppleCare+ plan is a huge chunk of cash compared next to the $199 that you spent on the device, but you’re only getting an extra year of protection.
Granted, that extra year would cover an entire service contract with your carrier before you can upgrade to a new smartphone, but you could potentially pay more than double to get something that you may not ever use.
Of course, iPhones can randomly break at any time, and seeing how fragile they are, one accidental drop and you could be spending a lot of money to get a repair if you didn’t get AppleCare+. So if you have clumsy hands and have a history of dropping your iPhones, AppleCare+ could easily be worth it in the long run.
If you’re looking for other warranty options besides AppleCare+, there are quite a few to select from. Some popular options include SquareTrade, Protect Your Bubble, and even in-house warranty options from your carrier, as well as possible warranty options from your credit card company.
Carrier warranties are usually a small fee that pay monthly, while other warranty options are mostly a flat-fee that you pay once that covers the device for a specific amount of time. However, AppleCare+ and SquareTrade offer the best deal when it comes to accidental damage, but we wouldn’t fully dismiss carrier options, since they usually cover a broader range of damage, as well as lost or stolen devices.
10/01/2014 at 4:14 pm
You never addressed the fact that repairing a screen with AppleCare will cost (99+ 79). So 178 dollars. Not just 79. It’s 178. So one can get the screened repaired at the mall for the same 80. I never responded to an article in my life. But you just missed important information which could make some buy AppleCare. It’s just wrong
01/27/2015 at 7:05 am
So what kiosk in the mall can replace the screen?
10/13/2014 at 1:24 pm
You stated “Every new Apple product that is sold receives a free year of AppleCare, which protects your iOS devices and Mac computers against damage or hardware failure, and Apple will repair or replace these products free of charge (mostly).”
That is not accurate. All Apple products come with a 1 Year Limited Warranty that only covers hardware failure and NOT any kind of damage.
10/15/2014 at 12:49 pm
There is another checking site which shows the availability information on a nice map called iDeviceChecker… have a look at it :)
11/23/2014 at 8:03 am
I just tried explaining this to one of their customer care reps. It didn’t help. If you want to know that your iPhone is going to work, it’s kind of like you have to pay the price of two phones. I recently had the blue screen/restart issue that lots of people are complaining about. It seems to be a hardware issue. Like a problem while manufacturing the phone. It’s unfair that consumers have to pay extra for their mistakes. If you pay that much money for any product, it should work unless the end user does something wrong (drops, moisture, etc.)
02/05/2015 at 2:17 am
My front screen for. I phone 6 is broken as it falll from my hand is it under warranty with dealer n how much it will cost around even without .in india ahmedabad. Plz guide soon. Thanks
08/22/2015 at 7:32 pm
This phone is a fragile pile of shit, Apple should be ashamed of themselves for the pricing and the costs of any repairs….JUNK!
10/29/2015 at 12:14 am
It gives you the best services than any others in this market. You can get best services for the every versions of iPhones.
12/19/2015 at 2:31 am
I broke my gf iPhone 6s by arguement she says with no warranty she had to buy a new phone for 650$ is this true if all I did was break her screen sounds like some bs to me need to know the actual cost if you take a damage no warranty iPhone 6s to the AT&T store won’t the cost for a new one whatever will be around 325$? Since she had a contract already any help will help I have 325 not trying to give another dollar