The iPhone 7 was unveiled this week to a mixed reception. If you’re one of the Apple customers who isn’t thrilled about spending $159 on easy-to-lose AirPods, a new change to the AppleCare+ warranty plan may soften the blow. As CNN Money reports, the price of fixing a cracked phone screen has been lowered to $29.
AppleCare+ members previously had to shell out $99 to repair their shattered screens. Along with waterproofing the iPhone 7, making phone screen repair less expensive fits in with Apple’s new effort to market their products as better investments.
The new price only applies to customers with an AppleCare+ warranty, which costs $99 for iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and iPhone SE owners, and $129 for the 6S, 6S Plus, 7, and 7 Plus. The deal covers two repairs from accidental damage plus a service fee. Once those have been used up, additional repair costs jump back up to $99.
If you’re someone who breaks his or her screen without fail within a few months of getting a new phone, the membership may be well worth the investment. Without it, a new screen will set you back $149. For anyone already under warranty who has been putting off paying for the fix, the new policy is now officially in effect.
[h/t CNN Money]
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