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Apple raises prices for screen repairs, right before launching two all-glass smartphones

iPhone X screen repair cost

With just days left before the iPhone 8 begins shipping to consumers, Apple has quietly bumped up the prices of screen repairs by $20 for the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus and all newer models. First discovered by Reddit users, the prices have increased from $129 to $149 for regular models, and from $149 to $169 for Plus models.

From now on, if you need to get the screen replaced on an iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, or iPhone 7 Plus, it’s going to cost you $20 more to do so through Apple. Additionally, the new pricing applies to the iPhone 8 ($149) and the iPhone 8 Plus ($169). So if you decided to upgrade to the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus this week, be extra careful when the phone arrives, and maybe don’t take it outside until you buy a case.

As before, Apple will charge $29 for the first two screen repairs for those who picked up AppleCare+ coverage, but that service has seen its price go up as well, with Apple increasing the fee from $129 to $149 for iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus owners. AppleCare+ for regular-sized phones is still $129.

Apple has yet to reveal how much it will cost to repair the iPhone X display, but the price increase for standard iPhone models doesn’t bode well for those who are prone to dropping their devices. The price for replacing an iPhone X display under warranty will still be $29, but AppleCare+ for the iPhone X will cost $199. No matter how you slice it, protecting and repairing your iPhone is getting to be more and more expensive.

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.