AppleCare+ iPhone 8 Back Screen Glass Replacement $99, Not Screen Repair Cost of $29
Users with AppleCare+ for the iPhone are accustomed to a relatively new $29 screen replacement from Apple —but that only applies to the screen in the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and not the back glass.
Disassemblies of the iPhone 8 family have shown a relatively simple disassembly process for a screen replacement. However, the back glass is retained with a significant quantity of glue and is essentially fused into the case assembly itself.
AppleInsider spoke with an assortment of Apple employees, with all of them confirming that a broken back-glass did not qualify for a $29 screen replacement. Instead, the back glass is generally subject to the $99 "other damage" fee, plus tax.
After two incidents of accidental damage a higher replacement cost is charged —$349 for the iPhone 8, and $399 for the iPhone 8 Plus. Additionally, we were told that in some incidents that the "out of warranty" replacement cost would apply in cases of "mass destruction" of the rear case.
AppleCare+ extends Apple's limited warranty on the iPhone for an extra year, and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage for a nominal fee. Coverage for the iPhone 8 costs $129, with $149 for the iPhone 8 Plus. An AppleCare+ plan must be purchased alongside a device, or within 60 days.
- Report Says Apple Extends AppleCare+ Purchase Deadline for iPhone Apple Raises Prices For iPhone Screen Replacements By $20 AppleCare+ Price for iMac Pro Remains Unchanged at $169 Despite New Machine's Cost Apple Extends AppleCare+ for Mac to New Zealand and Australia Apple Raises AppleCare+ Pricing for Apple Watch Series 4 to $79 Apple Pencil Now Eligible for AppleCare+ Separately AppleCare+ Covers Far More Damage Than it Used to AppleCare+ Coverage for Mac Can Now Be Extended Beyond Three Years