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If you buy the iPhone X, you might want to take the AppleCare+ offer seriously

  • A screen repair costs $279 on the iPhone X without AppleCare+, while "other damage" costs $549.
  • Those repair costs are a big leap from previous models — which makes sense, given that the iPhone X is a different form factor that includes a glass-covered chassis and OLED display.
  • An Apple Care+ plan keeps the phone covered for 2 years of support and repairs, with a $29 fee for screen damage and a $99 fee for other damage for up to two accidents.
A customer views a display featuring Apple Watch Nike+ at an Apple Store in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan.
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A customer views a display featuring Apple Watch Nike+ at an Apple Store in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan.

It's becoming more and more worthwhile to sign up for Apple's repair and protection services.

The latest iPhone, the iPhone X, opened for preorder on Oct. 27 and hits stores Nov. 3. The pricey phone starts at $999, and every iPhone comes with a standard 90 days of support and one year of repairs. But to get AppleCare+, it will cost you an additional $199.

An Apple Care+ plan extends coverage to 2 years of support and repairs, with a $29 fee for screen damage and a $99 fee for other damage, including accidents. And if you decide to opt out of purchasing that plan, it's going to cost you more than ever before to repair your iPhone X.

A screen repair costs $279 on the iPhone X without AppleCare+, while "other damage" costs $549. That's the same price as a new iPhone 7.

Those repair costs are a big leap from previous models — which makes sense, given that the iPhone X is made with more cutting-edge materials, such as a glass-covered chassis and OLED display. On the plus side, Apple told Reuters it expects to expand screen repair capabilities by the end of this year to about 400 authorized third parties in 25 countries. Apple also covers shipping if you send your phone in for repairs and gives you a loaner, and can do a lot of services through the Apple Support app.

Here are all the fees for repairs on phones outside of AppleCare+ and out of warranty:

iPhone screen repair pricing

iPhone Model
Screen repair only
Other damage
iPhone X $279 $549
iPhone 8 Plus $169 $399
iPhone 8 $149 $349
iPhone 7 Plus $169 $349
iPhone 7 $149 $319
iPhone 6s Plus $169 $329
iPhone 6s $149 $299
iPhone 6 Plus $149 $329
iPhone 6 $129 $299
iPhone SE $129 $269
iPhone 5s, 5c, 5 $129 $269
iPhone 4s $199 $199
iPhone 4s $149 $149
iPhone 3GS, 3G $149 $149